If God Chose Us Before Creation, How Can We Be Free? (podcast)
What was predestined and what wasn’t? Greg sorts it all out in this haunting episode, millions and millions of years in the making.
Question: What do you mean when you refer to God’s omni-resourcefulness? Can you support this with Scripture? Answer: I and others use the term omni-resourcefulness to highlight a feature of God in Scripture that the classical theological tradition consistently overlooks. Part of the greatness of the God of the Bible, we argue, is that he…
In this video excerpt from his April 29, 2012 sermon tracing the Pietistic influence on Woodland Hills Church, Greg explains why they—along with John Wesley—believe that God does not control everything, but rather gives human beings free will.
Part of the fallen human condition inclines us to shirk our moral responsibility and accept that everything is predetermined, whether by God, the gods, fate, or blind chance. Various forms of determinism have been prevalent in most primitive religions, in much ancient philosophy, in most forms of Islam and even, most surprisingly, in much traditional…
Watch Greg’s Speech at the Inauguration of David M. Dooley at the University of Rhode Island.
John 6:64-65 sounds very predestination-y. Is it? Greg considers the nature of God’s ‘drawing’ of us to Christ. Are those who are not drawn excluded due to some in God? Or something in those individuals? http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0170.mp3
pure9 via Compfight Roger Olson wrote a great article a couple of days ago entitled Why (High) Calvinism Is Impossible. He points out that there is no way to understand God as “good” while also believing in double predestination. The idea that God predestines some to heaven and a vast majority to hell for his “glory”…