What Does God Love About Humans? (podcast)

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Dan Kent and Curtis Holtzen discuss a God who trusts people, and the profound implications of God’s love for each of us. Watch the FULL interview on Patreon. Curtis’s new book: The God Who Trusts…

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The Logical Hexagon Made Simple

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by: Greg Boyd The Hexagaon in a Nutshell For those of you who don’t have the twenty to thirty minutes it will probably take to read this essay but who nevertheless would like to have…

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Inspired Imperfection


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In Inspired Imperfection, Gregory A. Boyd adds another counterintuitive and provocative thesis to his corpus. While conservative scholars and pastors have struggled for years to show that the Bible is without errors, Boyd considers this…

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Why Did God Require Animal Sacrifice in the Old Testament?

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Question: I have a question about the atonement. Why did YHWH in the OT demand that people sacrifice animals? And if these sacrifices anticipated the ultimate sacrifice of the Messiah, as the author of Hebrews…

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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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What Does It Mean that God Hardens Hearts?

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Some argue that passages which speak of God hardening human hearts (Jos 11:19-20; Ex 7:3; 10:1; Rom 9:18) demonstrate that God controls everything, including people resistant to this declared intentions. He hardens whomever he wills,…

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If salvation depends on our free choice, how are we saved totally by grace?

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Question: I’m an Arminian-turned-Calvinist, and the thing that turned me was the realization that if salvation hinges on whether individuals choose to be saved or not, as Arminians and Open Theists believe, then we can’t…

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What does the Bible mean when it says God “sent an evil spirit” on certain people?

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Question: In Judges 9:23, I Samuel 16:15ff and 18:10 it is said that God sends evil spirits on people. Doesn’t this support the idea that everything Satan and demons do is under God’s sovereign control?…

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How do you respond to Ephesians 1:4-5?

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Question: Ephesians 1 refers to believers as predestined before the foundation of the world. How do you reconcile this with your view that free actions of people (like choosing to believe in Christ) can’t be…

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Three Arguments Against Determinism

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There was an interesting article in the NY Times yesterday by John Tierney entitled “Do You Have Free Will? Yes, It’s The Only Choice.” The article reviews research that suggests that everybody intuitively believes people are…

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Cross Vision Study Guide


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A companion guide to Greg’s book Cross Vision Buy on Amazon (paperback) Buy for Kindle In his revolutionary book Cross Vision, Gregory A. Boyd proposed his groundbreaking “cruciform hermeneutic,” a way for Christians to make sense…

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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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Final Thoughts on Copan’s Critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God

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I want to sincerely thank Paul Copan for his well-researched critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG) that I’ve been responding to over the last several weeks. He exposed areas in my work that…

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Did God Give Violent Laws? A Response to Paul Copan (#13)

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In his critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG) at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in November, Paul Copan takes issue with my contention that the violent dimension of OT laws reflects God…

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Does the Author of Hebrews Condone Capital Punishment? A Response to Paul Copan (#12)

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In his critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG), Paul Copan argues that several New Testament authors condone capital punishment as directly willed by God. The most challenging for my thesis, in my estimation,…

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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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The Violent Vineyard Owner: A Response to Paul Copan (#8)

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In my previous post I addressed two of the three parables that Paul Copan argues present God in violent ways. Today I will address the third, which is the parable of a vineyard owner with…

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What About Jesus’ Violent Parables? A Response to Paul Copan (#7)

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Copan’s Argument. In Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG) and Cross Vision (CV) I argue that the violent depictions of God in the OT are incompatible with the non-violent, self-sacrificial, enemy-embracing God who is fully…

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Who Killed Ananias and Sapphira? A Response to Paul Copan (#6)

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In his critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG), Paul Copan makes a concerted effort to argue that the God revealed in Jesus Christ and witnessed to throughout the NT is not altogether non-violent….

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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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