Category: Peace Theology

Jesus and the “Eye for an Eye” Command: A Response to Paul Copan (#10)

  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, not any OT law itself. He thus thinks I’m mistaken when I argue that Jesus placed his own authority above that of the OT and when I argue 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 and the “Eye for an Eye” Command: A Response to Paul Copan (#10) appeared first on Greg Boyd - ReKnew.

Be the Light

Sometimes it feels like everything is just awful. Like things just can't get any worse.All around, we see division, anger, hatred. So much brokenness. So much injustice.Yet the Church has an opportunity in this moment. We have a chance to cast a vision...

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

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 hostile tenants (Matthew 21:33-41; Luke 20:9-13). This parable differs from the previous two parables. Whereas ...

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

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 revealed in the crucified Christ. It’s my contention that we therefore need to interpret these ...

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An Anabaptist Response to Gun Violence

There is a gap in Mennonite response to mass shootings. After a  shooting, when secular headlines buzz with gory details and harrowing survivals, Mennonite news outlets often continue posting business-as-usual news. Over the past few years, as shootings occur, I’ve begun Googling the location + “Anabaptist” or “Mennonite.” […] Continue reading An Anabaptist Response to Gun Violence

Remembrance Day

Memory is one of the primary handles we have to the roots of our faith. All people of faith have immediate experiences of transcendence but even those experiences are built on the foundation of memory. Memory keeps the significance of past events relevant and meaningful for the present. […]
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