Category: Books

Book Review: Sanctuary of the Soul

A good book is one you can't put down...but perhaps an even better book is one you must put down. As I read Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer by Richard Foster, I found myself longing to behold God for myself, pulled into my figurat...

Roofless

I spent part of this morning taking a kind of personal inventory that often accompanies the beginning of a new calendar year. As is often the case, there was much to be grateful for and much that brought only sighing and sorrow. Progress, moral or otherwise, comes hard, it seems. […]

Walking Strong in the Spirit

Well before the start of 2018, I knew that my “one word” for this year would actually be five words that form one phrase: Walking Strong in the Spirit That’s the title of this striking new painting by Abbotsford artist Linda Klippenst...

Jesus Repudiates OT Commands on Oath-Taking: A Response to Paul Copan (#9)

In his critique of Crucifixion of the Warrior God (CWG), Paul Copan argues that “Boyd pushes too hard to make Jesus’ teaching appear more revolutionary than it really is” [italics original]. Whereas I argue that Jesus repudiates aspects of the Old Testament (OT), Copan argues that Jesus merely repudiates wrong applications of the OT, not the OT itself. This is an important point inasmuch as I cite these repudiations as evidence that Jesus placed his own authority above that of the OT as well as evidence that the revelation of God in the crucified Christ radically transforms the meaning that we should find in much of the OT. [...] The post Jesus Repudiates OT Commands on Oath-Taking: A Response to Paul Copan (#9) appeared first on Greg Boyd - ReKnew.

Book review: Disarming Scripture

Disarming Scripture by Derek Flood The Old Testament world was a violent place. For a christian, the most troubling violence is surely that said to be commanded by God, whether it be Abraham being commanded to sacrifice his son and heir Isaac, Joshua commanded to exterminate Canaanites who are unfortunate enough to be living in...
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