Dear Greg: My Spouse Thinks Spanking is Okay and I Do Not (podcast)
Greg offers thoughts on how spanking plants a seed of redemptive violence and offers ideas for resolving differences of opinion between spouses.
Yesterday, we posted a video where Greg mentioned the radical distinction between the kingdom of God and the governments of the world. The following explains this distinction further. Nothing is more important to the cause of the kingdom of God than actually living out a Christlike vision of the kingdom. Or to put it in…
Podcast: Is Accepting Evolution with All It’s Violence Compatible with Believing in a Loving Creator?
Greg considers the violence inherent in evolution (and in nature itself) in light of our belief in an all-loving creator. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0169.mp3
Greg takes a closer look at what violence is. Then he bullies Dan. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0174.mp3
What does it mean to confess that “God is love” and that we are called to “live in love” (Eph. 5:2)? One of the more common ways of understanding God’s love has its roots in the teachings of Augustine. He adamantly affirmed that the revelation that “God is love” lies at heart of the Gospel…
Many adopt the attitude depicted in the picture above, saying that Jesus used violence when he cleansed the temple. But Jesus’ stance on nonviolence is clear not only from how he responded to threatening enemies at the end of his life; it’s also strongly emphasized his teachings. We need to understand what Jesus was up…
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.)