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Podcast: Would a Loving Messiah Call a Woman a DOG?!?
Greg talks about why Jesus would say such apparently cruel things to some poor Canaanite woman. Oh, he also tells a joke about hamsters.
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A Cruciform Dialectic
One of the most important aspects of God’s action on Calvary, I believe, is this: God revealed himself not just by acting toward humans, but by allowing himself to be acted on by humans as well as the fallen Powers. God certainly took the initiative in devising the plan of salvation that included the Son…
Podcast: Why Did Jesus Say He Came to Bring a Sword?
Greg considers what Jesus meant when he said he had come to bring a sword. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0312.mp3
Who Rules Governments? God or Satan? Part 1
Running throughout Scripture is the motif that depicts God as the ultimate ruler of the nations. On the other hand, the NT teaches that the ruler of nations is Satan. What do we do with these two apparently conflicting motifs? First, because OT authors tended to understand the creation along the lines of a king-centered…
Is the New Testament Ambiguous About Non-Violence?
One could argue, with some legitimacy, that the portrait of God in the NT is not unambiguously non-violent, the revelation of God on Calvary notwithstanding. It can’t be denied that there are violent-appearing images of God in certain teachings of Jesus and certain NT authors, especially when it comes to their eschatological teachings. In addition,…
The Violent Vineyard Owner: A Response to Paul Copan (#8)
In my previous post I addressed two of the three parables that Paul Copan argues present God in violent ways. Today I will address the third, which is the parable of a vineyard owner with hostile tenants (Matthew 21:33-41; Luke 20:9-13). This parable differs from the previous two parables. Whereas the previous parables deal with…
Podcast: What is Crucifixion of the Warrior God?
In this 100th episode Greg gives us a peek at Crucifixion of the Warrior God. Pre-order your copy of the book here: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Volumes 1 & 2 (Fortress Press, 2017) http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0100.mp3