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Podcast: Does God Hate People?

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Greg talks about all those verses where God says he hates people. Be afraid. Be very afraid. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0099.mp3

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What is The Fear of the Lord?

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In this, the 44th episode, Greg discusses whether we should be afraid of God. What is the fear of the Lord? http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0044.mp3

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Performance Christianity—Getting Over It

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Image by Martijn Braat via Flickr Many Christians feel empty, tired, and apathetic, if not positively angry, though few express this out loud because it’s usually taboo to do so within Christian circles. These believers often fault…

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Who You Are Reflects the Kind of God You Worship

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We always reflect the mental picture of God that we envision, for better or worse. If you have a fear-based picture of God, it will even affect the structure of your brain. You become the kind…

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Imaging God Wrongly: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 2

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Our relationship with God depends on the way we imagine God. When we get the image of God right, the doors open for us to trust and relate to God in the ways we were…

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How Do You “See” God? God’s Self-Portrait, Part 1

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When ReKnew first launched a year and a half ago, I planned on initially using the blog primarily to flesh out the theology and significance of the ReKnew Manifesto. As happens all-too-frequently in my ADHD…

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Jessica Kelley: Triumph by Testimony

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Jessica Kelley is a good friend of ReKnew, and she preached this last weekend at Woodland Hills Church. Normally we only post clips of sermons, but we wanted to post the full sermon on this…

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What Does God Look Like?

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Thomas Hawk via Compfight Our good friend Jessica Kelley wrote this blog featuring sermons from Mark Moore about what God is really like. It’s a timely piece since Jessica is going to be preaching at Woodland…

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The “Third Way”: Seeing God’s Beauty in the Depth of Scripture’s Violent Portraits of God

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A publishing house recently sent me an advance copy of a book written by a well known scholar on the topic of the non-violent God revealed in Jesus, asking me to endorse it. (Publishing protocol…

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The End and Beginning of Faith

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Eduardo Amorim via Compfight Micah J. Murray shared the story of how his doubts and loss of faith led him to a truer, deeper faith. While we fear the doubts that sometimes sneak in, sometimes…

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Grieving and Comfort

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Henning Mühlinghaus via Compfight Ben Witherington posted this heartfelt reflection on the sudden death of his young daughter. Theology can sometimes be a relatively benign part of your life until something like this strikes without warning….

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Sermon Clip: Love: It’s All About the Cross

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In this sermon clip, Greg Boyd talks about how Colossians 3:14 and the definition of love. God designed creation so that we would live in community with God and express God’s love towards each other…

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Penal Substitution View of Atonement: Did God the Father Just Need to Vent?

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In this video blog, Greg outlines the penal substitution view of atonement which says that the Father poured out his wrath on Jesus instead of us so that we could be forgiven. This view is…

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The Warfare Worldview: What Would You Tell the Younger You?

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Aftab Uzzaman via Compfight Jessica Kelley has been fleshing out the Warfare Worldview on her blog in a series of posts using the lens of the death of her child, Henry. Jessica is a beautiful writer,…

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What I Am, and Am Not, Doing In These Blog Posts

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In this post I’d like to try to help some potentially frustrated readers by explaining what I am, and am not, trying to accomplish in this series on the violent portraits of God in the…

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The Image of God

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Distorted from digma.com Is the image of God you hold in your heart one that attracts or repels you?

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Reflections on Divine Violence in the Old Testament

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As some of you know, for the last five years I’ve been working on a book addressing the problem of divine violence in the OT. (For alleged violence in the NT, see Thomas R. Yoder…

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Uncrossed

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Did any of you catch SNL this weekend? They did a parody of Tarantino’s DJango Unchained called DJesus Uncrossed. Many were deeply offended by the depiction of Jesus in this, but David R. Henson blogged…

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Is God Good?

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Andrew Stawarz via Compfight This reflection by David D. Flowers seemed like a good addition to Greg’s recent blogs on free will. Here David talks about the problem of evil and how it is that…

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God is Not…

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You just have to love this song by Gungor. Hope it blesses your socks off like it did us. (Thanks Jan Willem!)

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