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The ReKnew Cross Vision Conference is Coming!
Since its release in mid-April, Crucifixion of the Warrior God has helped a multitude of people fully embrace for the first time the beautiful God revealed in Jesus’ cross-centered life and ministry. It has helped many others regain their confidence in the Bible as “God’s inspired word,” despite its many ugly, violent depictions of God. We fully expect that this will be even more true when Cross Vision, which is the much shorter lay version of Crucifixion of the Warrior God, is released in mid-August.
At the same time, both books raise a host of important questions and objections that need to be addressed. For example, can a non-violent interpretation of the Bible be consistently maintained? Is it true that God punishes people by withdrawing from them? Can contemporary people be asked to take Satan and demons seriously? What implications does the cross-centered interpretation of Scripture have for how we teach the Bible to children and to teenagers? What implications does this paradigm have for how we engage with people of other faiths or for how we apply the Bible to social justice issues today?
Beyond summarizing the case for a cross-centered interpretation of the Bible, the Cross Vision conference (September 21-23) will address these and an assortment of other issues. Joining Greg to provide teachings and lead discussions on a variety of topics will be:
Rachel Held Evans
Catherine Hanna Schrock
On top of this, ReKnew Ministries will be hosting a party each night at a local pub that will be headlined by Tripp Fuller’s Homebrewed Christianity and Greg’s classic rock band, Not Dead Yet.
Come join like-minded friends for a fun, challenging, informative and potentially revolutionary couple of days! To register, go here. Early Bird Price of $149 expires on July 31!
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…
Do We Read Bible-Violence to Children? (podcast)
Greg on children and Bible violence. Episode 658 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0658.mp3
Final Thoughts on Copan’s Critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God
I want to sincerely thank Paul Copan for his well-researched critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG) that I’ve been responding to over the last several weeks. He exposed areas in my work that needed buttressing up and/or clarifying, and he has helped introduce my ideas into the theological and philosophical marketplace of concepts…
Podcast: Overflow Episode 1 — Dust, Flashlights, and Heathens
Dan and Brianna tackle some tough questions: —Is it okay for Christians to be cremated? —How can we preach from the OT with authority? —What should a Christian academic know in a secular school? http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0320_overflow_1.mp3
Why Does Jude Say Jesus Killed Disobedient Israelites? (podcast)
Greg defends Jesus’s non-violence against Jude 1:5, which suggests that Jesus killed disobedient Israelites. Episode 588 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0588.mp3
A Cruciform Magic Eye
In this post I’d like to share the story of how I came upon the thesis I’m defending in the book I’ve been working on for the last four years entitled The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: A Cruciform Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament’s Violent Divine Portraits. It’s a much longer post than usual,…