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What Does a Perfect God Look Like?

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The “classical view of God” refers to the view of God that has dominated Christian theology since the earliest Church fathers. According to this theology, God is completely “immutable.” This means that God’s being and…

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2 Ways We Misinterpret God’s Promises

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In the church where I first found Christ, we used to sing a hymn called “Standing on the Promises of God.” The hymn itself isn’t bad, for it focuses entirely on our relationship with God….

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God’s Regrets and Divine Foreknowledge

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One aspect of the portrait of God in Scripture that suggests the future is partly open is the fact that God sometimes regrets how things turn out, even prior decisions that he himself made. For…

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Must I Become Less?

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Article by Dan Kent Have you ever proclaimed a theological belief loudly and publicly only to have the Bible seem to proclaim the exact opposite? In 2019 Fortress Press published my book Confident Humility. There…

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Love: The Only Truly Creative Thing We Can Do

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Article by Dan Kent I daydream often. Lately, in my fog of contemplation, I’ve pondered a question about creativity: Can a person truly be creative? I’ve concluded this: The only thing we truly create is…

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God’s War on War

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Though the OT portrays God as not only tolerating violence but also in many cases various narratives quote God as getting his hands dirty and actually promoting and commanding acts of violence, this is not…

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“So Good To Me” — A Tribute to Ed Boyd

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After three years of corresponding about the Christian faith, my seventy-four-year-old father, Ed Boyd, surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. (Our correspondence is recorded in G. Boyd, E. Boyd, Letters From a Skeptic). Unfortunately, soon…

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To Bleed or Not to Bleed: Reflections on Animal Sacrifices

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Article by Jesse Birkey Is God good or not? “Hey, make sure you don’t let the dog out tonight.” My father started out the door but threw one final look at me. “Or if you…

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Saturday Art Share: Chris Orange Photography

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Today’s Saturday Art Share features photography by Chris Orange. I appreciate Chris’s landscapes. Maybe what I like about them, they have a hard, almost metallic feel. But they also reveal something soft. They almost feel…

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It is Finished. It is Enough.

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Article by Elizabeth Berget Shared with permission from her website HERE. I’ve been known to joke that I most likely won’t even be able to SEE my mom in heaven because she’ll be so much…

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The Fight of Our Lives – The Battle Against Hurt

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Article by Larissa Lee When I talk about trauma, forgiveness, recovery, and all of the things that go along with these, this is not a theoretical or academic discussion for me. I have complex PTSD…

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Greg Stars in a Movie! Chasing the Rain!

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Is 2020 Judgment from God?

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Article by Larissa Lee 2020 has been the ugliest year the US has seen for a while. As I write this we’ve had two hurricanes rage towards the gulf of Texas and Lousianna. There are…

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Seminary with Greg Boyd

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Hi folks, I’d like to tell you about a new teaching on-demand streaming video platform called Seminary Now. Seminary Now provides exclusive Bible, theology, and ministry courses taught by some of today’s leading Christian leaders,…

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Hearing God’s Voice and Discerning God’s Will

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Article by Larissa Lee When someone says, “God told me…” I instinctively cringe. I’ve had self-appointed prophets use “God told me” to emotionally manipulate me. We’ve all likely heard an evangelist claim “God told them”…

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From Christianity to Atheism and Back Again

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Article by Larissa Lee Do you ever wonder what makes a person become an atheist? Or what makes an atheist become a Christian? I’m in a rare position to tell you the answer to both….

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How Do You Define Sin? (podcast)

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Greg looks at the nature of badness in this fleshy episode. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0689.mp3

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Podcast: Can Non-Believers Be Redeemed in Purgatory?

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Greg considers whether the acceptance of purgatory opens the door for non-believers to be saved after death. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0112.mp3

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The Future of Open Theism: From Antecedents to Opportunities (book review)

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a book review by Greg Boyd While there were many precursors to the movement, Open Theism first exploded on the scene as a controversial issue among Evangelicals in the wake of the 1994 publication of…

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The Paintings of Susan Outlaw (Saturday Art Share)

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We come around a bend, or up over a hill, and we stop, and maybe we gasp, and we lock our eyes on a scene and we mutter something like, “that’s beautiful.’ When we try…

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