The Cruciform Center Part 2: How John’s Gospel Reveals a Cruciform God

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In the previous post, we looked at how the Synoptics illustrate the centrality of the cross. While the Gospel of John varies in its structure and language from the Synoptics, the cross remains at the…

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The Cruciform Center Part 1: How Matthew, Mark and Luke Reveal a Cruciform God

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In the previous series of posts I’ve argued that a merely “Christocentric” approach to God is too general, as can be shown by the widely different conceptions of God people arrive at, despite their claim…

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The Image of Cross-Like Love: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 6

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In the previous blog I argued that God is cross-like love. In this blog I’d like to take this a step further by demonstrating why the cross alone could function as the definitive revelation of…

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Why a “Christocentric” View of God is Inadequate: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 5

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I’m currently working through a series of blogs that will flesh out the theology of the ReKnew Manifesto, and I’m starting with our picture of God, since it is the foundation of everything else. So…

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The One True Image of God: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 4

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This point is emphasized throughout the New Testament because, if we don’t get this, we are left to our own imaginations about God, and we’ll draw from a multitude of different sources to construct a…

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Imaging God Rightly: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 3

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In the previous two blogs I noted that the vision of God in our minds is the single most important vision in our lives, for it completely determines whether we’ll have a relationship with God…

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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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Isn’t it contradictory to say Jesus is “fully God” and “fully human”?

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READER: God is, by definition, eternal, having neither beginning nor end. Human beings are, by definition, finite, beginning at a certain point in time. How, then, can Jesus be both God (eternal) and human (finite)?…

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Lord or Legend?: Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma

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Authors: Gregory A. Boyd and Paul Rhodes Eddy Publisher: Baker (2007) Topic: Apologetics: Are the Gospels historically reliable? (Written for a popular audience) Buy on Amazon Description: The Christian apologetic of Lord, Liar, or Lunatic…

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Is Open Theism Incompatible With a Chalcedonian Christology?

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Question: The Chalcedonian Creed says Jesus was “fully God and fully human” and that these “two natures” remained distinct in the Incarnation, even though Jesus was one united person. I’m told that part of the…

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Is the open view the only view that is compatible with the Incarnation?

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Question: You have said that the Open view of God is the only view that squares with the Incarnation and the only view that truly exalts God’s greatness. On what basis do you say this?…

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What do you think of the “Penal Substitution” view of the atonement?

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If asked what Jesus came to do and how he did it, most contemporary western Christians would automatically say something like, “Jesus took the punishment from God that I deserved.” This is what’s usually called…

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The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition

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Authors: Paul Rhodes Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd Publisher: Baker (2007) Topic: Apologetics: Are the Gospels historically reliable? (Written for an academic audience) Media: Christianity Today 2008 Book Award in the category of Biblical Studies…

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Cynic Sage or Son of God?

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Author: Gregory A. Boyd Publisher: Victor (1995) Topic: Apologetics: How can Evangelicals respond to liberal scholars like John Dominic Crossan and Burton Mack? Media: Christianity Today 1996 Book Award Winner Buy on Amazon Description: With…

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Jesus Under Siege

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Author: Gregory A. Boyd Publisher: Victor (1995) Topic: Apologetics: How can Evangelicals respond to the Jesus Seminar? Buy on Amazon Description: Author Gregory Boyd defends the historical veracity of the Gospels while exposing the flaws…

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