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When Should a Church Involve Government Authorities? (podcast)

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Greg talks about what to do with congregants who are engaging in illegal activity. Also, attention is given to the question of guns in church. Episode 578 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0578.mp3

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Dear Greg: The Church has Forced My Dad Out for a Younger, Hipper Pastor (podcast)

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Greg talks about leading churches and about how the age of the pastor can impact a congregation.  Episode 556 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0556.mp3

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Podcast: Overflow Episode 5 — Christ-Centered Leadership, Church Growth, and Training in Wisdom

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Dan Kent and Matt Tebbe (of Gravity Leadership) talk about Christ-centered leadership, church growth, and how to grow in wisdom.  He can learn more about Gravity Leadership on their website or on their twitter portal. …

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Podcast: What if I Don’t Like Church?

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Greg and Dan talk about what to do when we do not like church.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0450b.mp3

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The “Christus Victor” View of the Atonement

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God accomplished many things by having his Son become incarnate and die on Calvary. Through Christ God revealed the definitive truth about himself (Rom 5:8, cf. Jn 14:7-10); reconciled all things, including humans, to himself…

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Podcast: How Do We Balance Both Seeking Unity While Also Confronting Error?

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Greg looks at the call to unity and considers things that do not help achieve it.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0421.mp3

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Podcast: Who has the Authority to Baptize Others?

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Grab a bucket for this no-holds barred baptism episode.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0342.mp3

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Podcast: As My Views Change, At What Point Do I Leave My Church?

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Greg offers wisdom for conscientious Christians who may be growing out of their church’s theological commitments.    http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0296.mp3

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The Case for Women in Ministry

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Kathy’s Struggle with Temptation Kathy was one of the brightest students I ever had when I taught Theology at Bethel University. She asked insightful questions and often contributed to lively class discussions. The time and…

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McChurch

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In the West, we tend to think of church as a weekend gathering in a special religious building. As a result, many mistakenly assume that Paul wrote his letters to a single body of people…

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A Cross-Like Church

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When God’s church loves like God loves—which means valuing the other at cost to self—it will puzzle those outside the church. While such love might cause the religious to rail with outrage, it will cause…

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Podcast: How Should We Handle Disagreements in the Church?

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Greg discusses Christian conflict resolution. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0206.mp3

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Podcast: How Do You Expel Unrepentant People From Your Church?

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Greg gets tough on Tom Foolery and discusses dealing with behavior that is sinful and unrepentant. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0205.mp3

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Storming the Gates of Hell

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Jesus said: “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” (Mt 16:18) To understand Jesus’ teaching here, there are a few things you should know. First, “Hades” was…

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Does the Current Structure of the Church Marginalize and Suppress Lay Voices?

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In this episode Greg discusses church organization and the current model of developing church leaders (as well as the nature of their role in the church). Links: Greg’s book: “The Myth of a Christian Nation”…

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A Brief History of Political Power and the Church

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The history of the church has been largely one of believers refusing to trust the way of the crucified Jesus and instead giving in to the very temptation he resisted. It’s the history of an…

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Giant Jesus

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Yesterday’s post featured a video of Greg sharing about the role of the church in manifesting God’s character to the world. Here are some follow-up thoughts on that topic. The NT often uses the metaphor…

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3 Traits of a Jesus Kind of Church

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A Jesus kind of church (See an introductory post on this here) is called to represent God, just as Christ did. The church is Christ continuing to manifest the true God. Bonhoeffer put it this…

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A Jesus Kind of Church

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The church can only be the conduit of God’s love if it stops judging others (See yesterday’s post). This means that it will stop being concerned about its reputation in the eyes of those who…

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God’s Church is Not “Pretty”

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This week we’ve been looking at various aspects of what it means to be the church. Today, I want to address the paradox of how the church can be both beautiful and ugly at the…

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