Are You Against the Police? (podcast)

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Greg considers police violence, black-on-black violence, and how we should police society. Patreon supporters can watch the episode HERE. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0694.mp3

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How Do I Thank God for Things Others Don’t Have? (podcast)

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Greg challenges prosperity preaching. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0690.mp3

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How Do You Define Sin? (podcast)

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Greg looks at the nature of badness in this fleshy episode. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0689.mp3

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America on Thin Ice

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by: Greg Boyd I was fascinated by Congress’s Impeachment Trial. After all available witnesses had testified and all the available evidence had been presented, not one mind on either side of the aisle had changed.  …

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Resisting the Pull for Armed Defense

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Article by Michael Gonzalez Yesterday it happened again. Another shooting of innocent victims. Violence upon violence. This time and certainly not the first, in a church. A gunman entered West Freeway Church of Christ in…

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The Worst Heresy That Never Got Anyone Burned at the Stake

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According to John’s Gospel, on the evening of his crucifixion Jesus clearly articulated the single-most important quality by which his followers would be recognized: “By this all men will know that you are my disciples,…

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Jesus Said, “Buy a sword.” What did he mean?

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Yesterday, I challenged the common assumption that Jesus was violent when he drove out the animals and turned over tables in the Temple courts. (See post.) Today I want to look at the second episode…

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God’s Ways Are Higher Than Ours

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A frequently quoted passage from the Old Testament comes from Isaiah 55. It reads: …my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways… As the heavens are higher than the earth, so…

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Satan and the Corruption of Nature: Seven Arguments

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Man…trusted God was love indeed And love Creation’s final law – Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shrek’d against his creed” —Tennyson, In Memoriam Tennyson nailed it. We trust that God is…

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Why Do Christians Keep Struggling With Sin?

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If we truly are righteous in Christ Jesus (see Earlier Post about our identity in Christ), why do we need to be reminded to live righteous lives? If we are new creations and have a…

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9 Reasons Faith ≠ Certainty

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One of the things that Christians typically believe in and that I’ve struggled with a great deal is the concept of faith. Like most Christians, I once assumed a person’s faith is as strong as…

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“Christ is Lord”: What Does it Mean?

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We enter the domain of God’s reign when we enthrone Christ as Lord of our life. This seems simple enough. But actually, I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding of what this means. The Bible…

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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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Jesus was Not a [Socialist]

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Article by Dan Kent Our political climate right now exhausts me. The fracturing. The bullying. The ideological mobs. I feel like I’m surrounded by a hundred Towers of Babel babbling at me all day long,…

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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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Worst Sinner Award

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Jesus taught: Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you….

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The Problem with Naming People’s Sin

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Jesus told a woman caught in adultery: “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11). Since Jesus said this, does this give the church the right to tell people not to sin? It’s one thing for…

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Jesus’ Kind of Social Justice

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For many, the primary way of building the kingdom is to influence politics in order to make America more Christian. Others take the opposite approach, concluding that Jesus didn’t try to overhaul the political systems…

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Did Christ Call Us to be Moral Guardians?

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Whenever Christians try to enforce their doctrines or morals on others, the result has usually been at least as bad as any non-Christian version of the kingdom of this world. Even more concerning, it’s been…

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Podcast: Is God Fixing the World?

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Greg fights back his curmudgeonly impulses to consider hope for planet earth.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0292.mp3

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