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The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, A Fourth Look

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God and the Myth of Redemptive Violence This is part four of a series I have been doing on Greg Boyd’s Crucifixion of the Warrior God. Here are links to the other parts: Part1, Part2, Part3. Greg has also responded to these. Volume I of Greg’s book lays out the […]

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The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, A Third Look

This post is part 3 in a series reviewing Greg Boyd’s The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. In Part1 I cited lots of quotes from the book that I liked. In Part2 I respond to Greg’s critique of me (which I did not like). In this post I would like to offer a theological and […]

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The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, A Second Look

As some of you know, I’ve been digging into Greg Boyd’s new book, Crucifixion of the Warrior God As some of you have pointed out to me, he liberally cites my work in Disarming Scripture. So naturally, I hold a particular interest in Boyd’s most recent thoughts on the subject, both because the topic is […]

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The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, A First Look

I’m reading through Greg Boyd’s new 2-volume work Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross. I naturally don’t want to make any final assessments until I have read it all the way through, but I thought it may be of interest to share what […]

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On How Evangelical Lost Their Way

The most important new book on evangelicals in many years is called “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America.” Everyone who cares about religion in America must read it. I will be moderating a conversation with the author on Wednesday night (April 12) at the Atlanta History Center. Reading this book during the Lenten season, […]

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For Love Of Country?

COMMON HUMANITY AND THE COMMUNITY OF NATIONS Raymond Gaita ABC Religion and Ethics – 25 Jan 2017 How can we prevent love of country from degenerating into jingoism, and what kind of road can we build on which jingoism might finds its way back to love? Racism is again on the rise in many parts […]

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In Search Of Integrity

The geopolitical system that gave rise to the current world power structure based on colonialism and built with the sweat of slave labour is crumbling before our eyes. That system is morally, ethically and economically bankrupt. It has been from the beginning and feedback loops are finally coming home to roost with a vengeance. Geoeconomics […]

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A real friend to Israel would stand up for Palestinian rights

By Stuart Rees – posted Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has invited the Israeli Prime Minister to visit Australia because of ‘our absolute and enduring commitment to the State of Israel and our friendship.’ It could be argued that principles of freedom of speech justify the invitation. If that’s the case, Palestinian […]

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How To Be A Christian Citizen: Three Evangelicals Debate

White Evangelical Christians helped secure the election of President Trump. Many said that his views on abortion were decisive, overriding concerns they had on other matters. But to be Evangelical is not one thing, even on abortion. This conversation about Christianity and politics with three generations of Evangelical leaders — Shane Claiborne, Greg Boyd, and […]

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Letting Go – Forgiveness Is Good For Us

Science is discovering what religion has always known: forgiveness is good for us. But that doesn’t make it any easier. Amy Westervelt In the cleanest college library I’ve ever seen, women of various ages and ethnicities were seated around a long wooden table. A few were chatting, but most were nervously shuffling notebooks and pens […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Hate after the Murder of Father Jacques Hamel

I should have realised by now that Twitter is not the best place to vent a sophisticated or half-germinated idea. But I was struck, in the hours after the sickening murder of Father Jacques Hamel, by the contrast between the reaction of so many of my co-religionists and that of Pope Francis. Their tweets were, […]

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Five Stories About Otherness and Me

BY PARKER J. PALMER (@PARKERJPALMER), COLUMNIST When we talk about “otherness,” it’s important to remember that we’re all “other” to someone. My otherness includes the fact that I’m a straight, white, middle-class male who was born in Chicago, raised in the mainline Protestant tradition, grew up in an affluent, all-white Chicago suburb and, at age 77, […]

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