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Podcast: Is God Fickle?
Is there anything at stake in our life? Greg balances God’s mercy and grace with the authenticity of free will.
The classical view of God has held that God is impassible, meaning he is above pathos (passion or emotions). The main reason the church came to this view was that, following the Hellenistic philosophical tradition, they associated emotions with change while believing God was above all change (immutable). Moreover, experiencing emotions implies that one is affected by…
The Timaeus is a work that Plato wrote that addresses the questions: “What is that which always is and has no becoming, and what is that which becomes but never is?” (Tim. 28a)? These questions contain one of the most influential – and, in my opinion, one of the most disastrous – philosophical ideas of…
Why didn’t Jesus fix the world, or tell us how to run a government? http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0366.mp3
Why? It’s the question that never goes away. Why is one infant born sickly and deformed when at the same time another is born perfectly healthy? Why does tragedy repeatedly strike one family while another seems to enjoy uninterrupted peace? On and on we could go with examples. It all seems so arbitrary and unfair.…
Greg discusses the problem with speculating on HOW God interacts in the world. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0265.mp3
Leah expects more from God. Should she? Greg confronts God’s inactivity and underperformance. Episode 510 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0510.mp3