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Lessons on the Non-Violent Atonement

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Hi Folks, Crazy last 9 days for me!*Last Friday through Sunday participated in a conference on faith and politics in Kansas.*Monday was in meetings all day at Woodland Hills Church.*Tuesday worked 14 hours on my…

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It turns out I’m a Mennonite!

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Hello internet friends, I spent the weekend at a conference at Heston College, a small Mennonite college located just outside of Witchita. I and John Roth, a Mennonite historian, held several sessions and participated in…

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Capitalism and the Danger of Greed

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Here’s a thought: It’s hard to deny that capitalism is the best economic system around. It creates wealth far better than feudalism, communism, socialism or any other system one could name. But for all its…

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Wow, did I have a great time at the Faith and Politics Conference at Yale (it was actually called “Voices and Votes”)! It was quite an experience returning to my Alma Mater after 25 years….

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The Biblical Call to Justice?

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Here are my thoughts for the day on the topic of JUSTICE. People so often say things like: “The Bible calls us to stand for justice” and “We need to live out the biblical mandate…

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SORRY!

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Sorry. Sorry. Sorrrrrry! I know I know I know. Dr. Boyd is a bad bad blogger. I’ve been completely and totally and unequivocally SWAMPED this week. Honestly. Here’s quick update for today and I promise…

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Psalm 139 and David’s “ordained days”

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Heh folks, Just a reflection for the day. One of the passages most frequently cited in attempts to refute the open view of the future is Psalm 139:16. Here David says that God viewed him…

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High Priests in Caesar’s Court?

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Hello fellow thoughtful bloggerites, Well, I’ll just start by saying I’m delighted Marcia has decided to unilaterally disarm. She has put down her swor… uhr… camera and taken up the cross. Admirable. But it was…

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bless him…

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many are asking if this is an all out friend war, what will be my next step? all I can say…I have the camera…I’m committed to truth with my lens…but this is not the time…this…

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Marcia the Lard and Revolting Beauty

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Hi Folks, Thanks for blogging in. First want to express my profound appreciation for my dear FRIEND Marcia (the lard) Erickson who kindly showed the entire WORLD what a slob I am. ( : My…

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Greg Boyd and the Very Bad, No Good, Messy Study

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I’m really glad Greg professes to be non-violent…he won’t hurt me for posting this picture of him working from home. I had a photo shoot with Greg for a project we’re doing and as Shelley…

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In the Valley of Elah

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Hello bloggers, Went out with my small group Friday night and saw the movie, “In the Valley of Elah,” starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron and Susan Sarandon. This is a great movie, mainly because…

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God’s Being Sued!

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Hot off the press (I kid you not)! Omaha senator Ernie Chambers (a long time critic of Christianity) is bringing a lawsuit against one who has caused “untold death and horror” while “threatening to cause…

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My friend Dr. Jen

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The other day we said goodbye, at least for a while, to a wonderful young lady named Jennifer Halverson. No she didn’t die. She left for Haiti. Let me tell you about my friend Jen….

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What’s “the Christian Position” on Whether or Not the U.S. Should Immediately Withdraw its Troops?

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Since the publication of The Myth of a Christian Nation, many have become aware of my conviction that Jesus calls us to love our enemies and live a non-violent lifestyle. As a result, I’ve gotten…

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The 35W Bridge Collapse and the Book of Job

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On my August 9th blog, I argued that there’s no reason to suppose that God was involved in the collapse of the 35 W bridge. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the amount of blog activity…

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Saying Good Bye to the Stepmother I Never Knew

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On Sunday, August 27th, the stepmother who raised me during my formative childhood years passed away. Her name was Stella. She was 91 years old. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t feel any personal loss…

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Thoughts on “God’s Warriors” from “The Heretic”

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Hi folks, I and a bunch of friends just finished watching Christiane Amanpour’s CNN documentary entitled “God’s Christian Warriors.” I honestly thought the whole three-part series was simply fantastic. Each segment was well done, balanced,…

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A lesson from Apocalypto

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Hello Bloggerites, The other night I watched a movie with my small group: Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. It’s basically a story about the tribulations of a young Mayan man and his family toward the end of…

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CNN

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From the admins~ Multitudes of people around the country, and around the world, have grown concerned about the widespread fusion and confusion of faith and politics. Over the past several years, Greg has had many…

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