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Podcast: Dear Greg: My Friend Committed Suicide. Should I Pray for Her Soul?
When does our story end? Greg talks about suicide and praying for the dead.
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Greg’s new book: Inspired Imperfection
Dan’s new book: Confident Humility
Some Questions a Year After Her Child’s Death
Jessica Kelley wrote a post for The Jesus Event that we wanted to share with you. You might remember that last year we were getting to know Jessica as she lost her four year old son Henry just before Christmas. In this post, she reflects on the theology of the people around her concerning her son’s death. She has…
Podcast: What’s the Deal with the Laying on of Hands?
Greg and Dan get touchy in this very handy episode on ‘the laying on of hands.’ http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0210.mp3
Your Spiritual “Say-So”
In yesterday’s post, I summarized what Jesus and the rest of the Bible says about prayer. For many, that is enough. “God said it, I believe it, that settles it for me.” But for others, like myself, the practice of petitionary prayer raises a number of theological questions that need to be answered. The trouble is…
Does Prayer Really Make a Difference?
I know the traditional cliché that prayer is for our sake, not God’s. It changes us, not God, or God’s plans. Even C .S. Lewis said that! I have the greatest admiration for Lewis, but on this account I think he is dead wrong. Prayer does certainly change us, but that’s not why we’re told…
Hi Everyone, The Open Theism conference was a huge blessing for us. We’ll be talking more about that in the coming days and giving you information on how to access video of some of the speakers. But today we wanted to share something about spiritual formation and a very old way of reading the Bible…
Analogies For Understanding Prayer
God is all-powerful, which means he owns all the “say-so” there is. But when he decided to populate the creation with free agents, he gave each human various units of “say-so.” [Click here for yesterday’s post on “say-so.”] We each have a certain amount of power to affect what comes to pass by our choices.…