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Which of the Miracles of Jesus Can Humans Do? (podcast)

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Greg is asked about the miracles of Jesus, specifically which miracles do we have the potential to perform. He also gives a nod to the band Theocracy.  Episode 74 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0074.mp3

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Why Did Jesus Die on the Cross?

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If asked why Jesus had to die on the cross, most Christians today would immediately answer, “To pay for my sins.” Jesus certainly paid the price for our sins, but it might surprise some reader…

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Do All Roads Lead to God?

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First, if it’s really true that Jesus is the way to Father and that no one comes to the Father except through him, (Jn 14:6) then it seems that no other religious leader or religious…

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What About Violence in the Parables? (podcast)

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Greg examines the harsher parables.  Episode 524 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0524.mp3

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That Weird Episode with the Pigs

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In my opinion, the single strangest episode recounted in the Gospels is the account of Jesus’ encounter with a demonized man that ended with two thousand pigs drowning themselves in the Sea of Galilee (Mk…

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Did Jesus Believe in Satan?

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Jesus’ teaching, his exorcisms, his healings and other miracles, as well as his work on the cross, all remain somewhat incoherent and unrelated to one another until we interpret them as acts of war. As…

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God’s Dream for the World

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The future doesn’t yet exist—which is why it’s future instead of the present or past—this doesn’t mean I’m claiming the future is wide open. To the contrary, it’s very clear from Scripture that God has…

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How is the Bible “God-Breathed”?

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The historic-orthodox church has always confessed that all canonical writings are “God-breathed” (1 Tim 3:16). But what exactly does this mean? How could God guarantee that the writings that his “breathing” produces are precisely what…

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What Does It Mean to Be Married to Christ?

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The New Testament calls Christ the “bridegroom” and the church his “bride.” To understand what this means can change your life. We need to read this through the lens of first century Jewish marriage. In…

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Atonement: What is the Christus Victor View?

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Most western Christians today understand the atonement as a sort of legal-transaction that took place between the Father and the Son that got humanity “off the hook.” The legal-transaction scenario goes something like this: God’s…

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Podcast: What Did Jesus Say and Do During the 40 Days After His Resurrection?

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Greg talks about Jesus’ strange post-resurrection life.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0439.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: Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?

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Greg psychologizes Christ on the cross.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0343.mp3

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Jesus Repudiates OT Commands on Oath-Taking: A Response to Paul Copan (#9)

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In his critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG), Paul Copan argues that “Boyd pushes too hard to make Jesus’ teaching appear more revolutionary than it really is” [italics original]. Whereas I argue that…

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The Violent “Church Triumphant”

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In light of how central enemy-loving non-violence is to Jesus’ teaching and to his cross-centered revelation of God, we have to wonder why the church has refused to listen to its head and instead condoned…

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Podcast: Can We Really Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus?

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It’s all about parts and wholes in this rip-roaring journey through the historical development of certain pietistic trends as Greg introduces his listeners to Depeche Mode Theology. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0228.mp3

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Did Yahweh Crush His Son?

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Though Isaiah was probably referring to the nation of Israel as Yahweh’s “suffering servant” when these words were penned, the NT authors as well as other early church fathers interpreted this servant to be a…

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Jesus and the “Favored Nation”

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Nationalism lies at the heart of the Old Testament narrative. This concept is intimately wrapped up with the law-oriented covenant God made with the Israelites at Mount Sinai, for at the heart of this covenant…

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Jesus, the Word of God

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“[T]he standing message of the Fathers to the Church Universal,” writes Georges Florovsky, was that “Christ Jesus is the Alpha and Omega of the Scriptures both the climax and the knot of the Bible.”[1] It…

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How the Anabaptists Emphasized the Cross

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Because the Anabaptists have generally emphasized faith that is evidenced by works and thus on Jesus’ life as an example to be followed, it may prima facia appear that the saving work of the cross…

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