Attributes and Character

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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Does God Act Arbitrarily and Immorally? (podcast)

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Greg diagnosis America, and the prognosis doesn’t look good. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0801.mp3

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Why Did an All-Knowing God Ask Adam & Eve If They Ate the Fruit? (podcast)

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Greg & Dan set the tone for reading the Genesis story. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0792.mp3

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Did God Will Animal Sacrifices? (podcast)

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Greg talks about sacrifice in the Old Testament and the role of Jesus as the perfect sacrifice. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0790.mp3

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Does God Still Accommodate Sin? (podcast)

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Greg talks accommodation in this confessional episode. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0776.mp3

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Why Call God She in Your Book But Not in Your Sermons? (podcast)

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Greg explains his use of gender in his descriptions of God. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0773.mp3

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Does God Show Favoritism? (podcast)

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Greg and Dan consider God’s focused revelation. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0770.mp3

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The All-Too-Common Montage God

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How do you picture God? It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of a believer’s mental picture of God. The intensity of your love for God will never outrun the beauty of the God you envision…

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Jesus and the “Eye for an Eye” Command: A Response to Paul Copan (#10)

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As I noted in my 9th response to Paul Copan’s critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG), Copan argues that Jesus merely repudiated wrong applications of OT laws in his sermon on the mount,…

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What About the Harsh Words of Paul? A Response to Paul Copan (#4)

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This post is my fourth response to a talk given by Paul Copan at the Evangelical Theological Society in November in which he raised a number of objections to Crucifixion of the Warrior God. A…

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Is Longing for Justice Inconsistent with Love? A Response to Paul Copan (#3)

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In a paper delivered at the Evangelical Theological Society in November, Paul Copan spent a good amount of time arguing that aspects of the NT conflict with the understanding of love that I espouse in…

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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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Did the Father Suffer on the Cross?

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When I argue that the cross is a Trinitarian event (See post), some may suspect that I am espousing Patripassionism, which was a second and third century teaching that held that God the Father suffered…

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The Cross as a Trinitarian Event

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On Calvary, the all-holy God fully identified with sinners, suffering the consequences of our sin as though he himself were guilty. While God is never culpable for the evil he allows, he nevertheless assumes responsibility…

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Sin-Bearing God

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On the cross, God became our sin, as Paul wrote: “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us” (2 Cor 5:21). However, God didn’t begin to be a sin-bearing God when…

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Where Psychology and Theology Meet

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Guest post by Ty Gibson The biblical narrative reveals that God bears our guilt—not merely in the penal sense that Reformed theology asserts—but in the sense that He bears our misconceptions of His character as…

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When God Wears Masks

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At various times throughout the OT we find Yahweh assuming the role of a tester, refiner, punisher and even an enemy of Israel (e.g. Jer. 9:7; Lam. 2:5; Isa 63:10). Yet, when we examine these…

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Divine Accommodation in the Early Church

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One of the basic points made in The Crucifixion of the Warrior God is that the Old Testament reveals how God adjusts his revelation and instructions to accommodate the weakness of his covenant people. This…

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Crucifixion of the Warrior God (Official Trailer)

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Video by Rex Harsin

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Classical Theism’s Unnecessary Paradoxes

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The traditional view of God that is embraced by most—what is called “classical theology”—works from the assumption that God’s essential divine nature is atemporal, immutable, and impassible. The Church Fathers fought to articulate and defend…

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