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
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!
In John 12 we find a view of God’s glory that challenges many modern notions of what the glory of God means. In this passage, we find that Jesus was “troubled” by the cross that lay ahead to such an extent that he wanted to cry out, “Father, save me.” But Jesus quickly expresses his…
Greg considers the Old Testament revelations that are consistent with Christ crucified. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0199.mp3
How do you picture God? It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of a believer’s mental picture of God. The intensity of your love for God will never outrun the beauty of the God you envision in your mind. So our mental picture of God completely determines the quality of our relationship with God. In fact,…
Greg talks about Paul and Peter and the slow acclimation of Christ’s message in the early church. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0413.mp3
God really is as beautiful as he is revealed to be on Calvary. Communicating this is my goal in everything I write—especially Crucifixion of the Warrior God and Cross Vision. But for many, to see him as being that loving, is not easy. We have to make a concerted effort for our brains to adjust…
Greg discusses love bombs and explosions of light. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0419.mp3