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When Does Life Begin For Real? (podcast)
Greg ponders when personhood begins.
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Greg’s new book: Inspired Imperfection
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Q&A: When Confronting Unambiguous Evil
Q: I read your post on Abortion. I found it compelling and am considering moving toward that kind of a position on the matter. I am also reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” for the first time and wonder if Boyd’s response to slavery (were it currently an issue as abortion is today) would be a similar approach…
Our Insatiable Hunger
The only kind of life animals care about is biological. If their basic physical needs for food and shelter are met, they’re satisfied. Humans also want their basic physical needs met, of course, but that isn’t enough. We hunger for more. Not only do we want to be alive, we want to feel fully alive.…
What is your stance on abortion?
*This is an edit of a post published in 2008. Since we continue to get questions along these lines, we thought we would repost it. Question: I’ve heard that you lost members of your congregation because you refused to take a stand in the abortion debate. If this is true, I’m deeply disappointed in you.…
Escaping the Feeding Frenzy of “The Flesh”
Every human is created with a desperate, insatiable, non-negotiable need to experience LIFE. (For the purpose of clarity, I put “LIFE” in all caps to clarify a reference to the worth, significance and security we’re to get from God, in contrast to merely biological life). Though most aren’t aware of it, every human hungers to…
True Life Now
Whether we want to admit it or not, experience teaches us that life is a perpetual, relentless process of decay, one that we know inevitably leads toward death. And this fills many of us with a certain amount of angst. Some try to relieve their dread by immersing themselves in mind-numbing entertainment or chemical substances.…
Does God Intervene?
The Open View of the future recognizes the vast influence of all the angelic and human wills God created, which, in turn, influences the various outcomes and circumstances in life. Therefore life is arbitrary because of the way the decisions made by an unfathomably vast multitude of free agents intersect with each other. How life…