Can We Relate to an Invisible God? (podcast)

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Greg talks imagination and relationship. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0734.mp3

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What, Father, Do You Desire This Minute?

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Frank Laubach, a 20th century missionary to Philippines, wrote about the challenge of being continually aware of the presence of God and learning to respond to God’s promptings. He wrote, “I feel simply carried along…

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Dancing with the Triune God

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What does it mean to live in the presence of God now? How do we do this? What does it mean to be in the presence of God for eternity? In this video produced by…

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A Brief Theology of Hearing God

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It is sometimes assumed by modern readers that when believers in the Bible heard a message or saw a vision while praying, it was something people perceived with their physical eyes and heard with their…

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Prayer: Partnering with God

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What is prayer? What does it mean to pray? If love is the ultimate goal of our relationship with God, and love is founded upon communication, then it would make sense that God would put…

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The Impossible Command of God

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Paul tells us we are to be “imitators of God” (Eph 5:1). The word for “imitate” (mimetai) literally means to “mimic” or to “shadow.” This means we are to do exactly what we see God…

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The Spiritual Value of Doing Nothing

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It is only when we cease from our striving and rest in the unconditional love of Christ that our soul begins to be nourished and restored. It is only then that we can experience a…

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Why Prayer Matters

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Two questions about prayer: What possible difference can prayer make to an all-good and all-powerful God? Why would an all-wise God leverage so much of his will being done on earth on whether or not…

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Does Prayer Really Change Things?

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Many people operate out of a blueprint model where God is viewed as absolutely unchanging, and all that occurs in the world is the unfolding of an eternal divine plan. If this is the case,…

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Why Does God Need Prayer?

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Greg Loves Questions. In his best selling book Letters from a Skeptic, he responds to questions from his father, who was then an atheist. Tomorrow Greg will be hosting a AMA (Ask Me Anything) on…

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Why Can’t I Feel God?

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Question: Greg, you’re always talking about how we need to keep our eyes fixed on the cross to see and experience God’s love for us. But I find myself arguing with God, asking him: “How…

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Analogies For Understanding Prayer

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God is all-powerful, which means he owns all the “say-so” there is. But when he decided to populate the creation with free agents, he gave each human various units of “say-so.” [Click here for yesterday’s…

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Does Prayer Really Make a Difference?

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I know the traditional cliché that prayer is for our sake, not God’s. It changes us, not God, or God’s plans. Even C .S. Lewis said that! I have the greatest admiration for Lewis, but…

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Prayer Matters

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Martin Sharman via Compfight Jesus taught us to pray in a way that recognizes that God’s will isn’t manifested in evil; it’s manifested when he and his people revolt against it. Jesus tells us that…

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Why Doesn’t God Make Himself Obvious?

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Why is faith so difficult? Why isn’t God more obvious? Why doesn’t God come out and provide irrefutable proof that he is God so that there is no more doubt? Greg’s father raised such questions…

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Why Do Some Prayers Go Unanswered?

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All of us have prayed for things and have been left wondering why God did not answer. Clearly, our prayers don’t all bring about what we ask for. It has been popular to say that…

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Why Isn’t God More Clear?

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Ever wonder why God isn’t more clear and obvious? Here’s Greg’s take on that question.

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Hearing and Responding to God: Part 7 (Final)

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Here’s Greg’s final installment of this series (for real). Today he discusses our default settings when taking action. Do you generally do what is reasonable and seems right unless God says no, or do you…

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Hearing and Responding to God: Part 6

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Greg has a couple additional thoughts about this topic so here’s part 6 and we’ll post part 7 tomorrow. Today, Greg discusses a way for us to discern the will of God. You can view…

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Hearing and Responding to God: Part 5

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this series on hearing and responding to God. In this last video on the topic, Greg discusses the significance of the fact that God IS love, and how our communion with him…

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