Overview of Crucifixion of the Warrior God
Greg reviewed the content of his new book, Crucifixion of the Warrior God, as a part of the Woodland Hills Church Covenant Partner gathering on March 5, 2017. If you want a fairly succinct synopsis of the thesis of his book, look no further.
Ten years ago, Greg set out to write a book justifying the violent portraits of God in the Old Testament. He quickly gave up on that endeavor and instead found a way to see how these violent portraits point to the crucified Christ in ways that you might not expect. The two-volume academic work is set to release next month, and the popular version (Cross Vision) will be coming out in August.
Here’s a really fine video message from N.T. Wright on how to read Scripture. So many of the misunderstandings we take away from Scripture happen when we pick out a verse here and there and neglect the whole story. We hope this will bless you and encourage you to “press your nose against the window.”
First, if it’s really true that Jesus is the way to Father and that no one comes to the Father except through him, (Jn 14:6) then it seems that no other religious leader or religious doctrine can bring us to the Father. “The” is a definite article, and it implies singularity. “A dog” could refer…
At various times throughout the OT we find Yahweh assuming the role of a tester, refiner, punisher and even an enemy of Israel (e.g. Jer. 9:7; Lam. 2:5; Isa 63:10). Yet, when we examine these roles, or masks, in the light of the crucified Christ and the broader canonical witness, it becomes clear that these…
Greg discusses different levels of literalism and does a darn good impersonation of Garth Brooks. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0214.mp3
Some try to argue that Jesus did not make loving enemies and refraining from violence an absolute mandate. They make their case on the basis of several passages from the Gospels. The first concerns the cleansing of the temple which we addressed here, while the second is about how Jesus spoke harsh words to the…
Does Greg believe that everyone goes to Heaven regardless of their beliefs? Find out here.