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Lighten Up: What Jesus Said NEVER
Category: General, Lighten Up
Tags: Enemy Love, Jesus, Lighten Up, Love One Another, Non-Violence, Violence
Podcast: What are Your Thoughts on MMA Fighting and Other Violent Sports?
Greg *wrestles* through violence in sports. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0373.mp3
Lighten Up: Wisdom and Belly Laughs
Kid President reports some of the responses from people to the question: what should people say more often? This kid’s laugh alone is worth the price of admission. His response to the suggestion that we should say “MERICA” more often, is guaranteed to make you laugh along with him. Good belly laughs are deeply spiritual…
Should Christians really only use non-violent resistance to things like war/genocide?
Question: Greg Boyd describes himself as a pacifist. I am curious to know what he thinks about wars or any other situation where genocide is happening. When such evil things are being done by force and violence, how should Christians, and other moral, loving people for that matter, respond? Are we really to use only non-violent…
Loving Enemies in the Day of ISIS
The following excerpt from Myth of a Christian Religion discusses Jesus’ command to “turn the other cheek.” Whatever our response to the persecution of Christians in the world, we must take this passage seriously. While this excerpt does not tell us exactly how to respond, it can be used to shape our attitude and stance…
Did Yahweh Crush His Son?
Though Isaiah was probably referring to the nation of Israel as Yahweh’s “suffering servant” when these words were penned, the NT authors as well as other early church fathers interpreted this servant to be a prophetic reference to Christ. Speaking proleptically, Isaiah declares that this suffering servant was “punished” and “stricken by God” (Isa 53:4,…
A Brief Theology of the Trinity
“The economic Trinity is the immanent Trinity, and the immanent Trinity is the economic Trinity.” This is the maxim introduced by the Catholic theologian Karl Rahner that should shape our discussion of the Trinity. It is simply a short-hand way of saying that since the way God is toward us in Christ truly reveals God,…