Greg fights back his curmudgeonly impulses to consider hope for planet earth. Send Questions To: Dan: @thatdankent Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @reKnewOrg http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0292.mp3 Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | G...
Podcast: Did Jesus Really Engage in Spiritual Warfare, or Was He Simply Playing Along with the Cultural Narratives of His Time?
Greg considers whether Jesus genuinely engaged in spiritual warfare, or if he was simply playing along with the beliefs of those around him. Send Questions To: Dan: @thatdankent Email: email@example.com Twitter: @reKnewOrg http://traffic.libsyn.c...
I don’t talk about the devil nearly enough for some Christians. In some churchy circles, one often hears prayers and conversations littered with all manner of wild spiritual warfare language that makes me squirm with discomfort. What are we talking, like horns and pitchforks and fiery barbecues? Frank Peretti and Tim LaHaye novels? None of […]
“I think God is about to purify the world with wind and fire.” The words didn’t come from a fire-breathing televangelist but from the shuttle driver on the way home from the car dealership after I had dropped my van off for repairs. He had asked me what I did for a living. I had […]
Two recent conversations have me thinking about what I want to be when I grow up. The first was with a recruiter for a Christian university over coffee a few days ago. I asked her about common questions that she gets from parents considering post-secondary education for their kids. […]
Is the Great Tribulation getting ready to kick off this weekend? Are we about to plunge into seven years of global chaos where all those left behind will be forced to take the mark of the beast or get beheaded? Well, that’s what one end-times predictor is warning the world. And I’ll admit, this end-times […]
Human beings spend a lot of time arguing about whether or not our beliefs are true. Even in these strange days where “I feel like” seems to have replaced “I think that” as the, ahem, ultimate trump card in a given dispute (how can you argue with a feeling?!), we still invest a fair amount […]
I remember it well. Billboards were being purchased with warnings: The Rapture will happen in 2011. Do you remember this? Christian radio host, Harold Camping, sincerely believed and taught that the rapture was coming in May 2011. He was wrong....
The solutions are very straightforward. For a fraction of the expense that the U.S. taxpayer put into destroying Laos, you could clear the unexploded ordnance. So the first step would be to do what we claim the Japanese can’t do: take responsibility. Maybe that would be a start. […] Continue reading "We’re Neurotic: Nonviolent Reflections on Memorial Day – Year 2"
“I have a complaint to make.” The comment was made by a member of our church who periodically drops in on me Tuesday mornings. The twinkle in his eye and the grin on his face signaled that this “complaint” was more of an observation or a conversation starter than an actual grievance. […]
I was precariously winding my way through snow-covered streets in my neighbourhood a few days ago, trying to keep moving so as not to get stuck. At one point, I glided through and unmarked intersection coming out of an alley, and just as I crossed the sidewalk I noticed a young man less than a meter from my side window. I wasn’t going fast—certainly not fast enough to do any kind of damage—but it still felt like a bit of a close call. […]