Podcast: Why Does God Accommodate Divorce and Not Violence?
Greg looks at how God treats violence and divorce and speculates on why he treats them differently.
Yesterday, I challenged the common assumption that Jesus was violent when he drove out the animals and turned over tables in the Temple courts. (See post.) Today I want to look at the second episode some site to suggest Jesus wasn’t totally opposed to violence. It takes place just before Jesus and his disciples leave…
Greg discusses a Christ-like response to sexual abuse. Do we “turn the other cheek” in the face of sexual abuse? http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0077.mp3
Greg responds to the question of whether or not his cruciform hermeneutic is anything like the heresy of Marcion, who basically advocated throwing out the Old Testament. (Spoiler: it’s not.)
All the violent scenes in Revelation are symbols for the battle of truth and deception. They never involve literal violence. In fact, they symbolize ANTI-VIOLENCE. The ingenious way John helps us get free of deception of trust in violent power is by taking a standard violent symbol and juxtaposing it with a symbol that undermines…
Greg looks at Jesus as a perfect revelation of God, and considers how Jesus himself reveals an accommodating God in the Old Testament. Episode 598 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0598.mp3
Greg takes a closer look at what violence is. Then he bullies Dan. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0174.mp3