From a Female Principal & Pastor-Theologian…

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Female Theologians… I recently attended a really enjoyable theology conference in LA. I listened to thought-provoking papers and presentations, met some interesting new people, gave a paper myself on a topic I love, and had some good conversations. I also attended a lunch hosted by Logia, a new initiative launched by the Logos Institute, ‘which […]

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Crucifixion of the Warrior God, by Gregory A. Boyd – Review Part 4 (on Joshua)

Posted Posted in New Testament, Old Testament, Reviews, TheoMisc Blog

[This is pt 4 of a 4 part review. See here for part 1, part 2, and part 3] My review of Crucifixion of the Warrior God focused thus far on Boyd’s overarching approach to the problem of violence in the Old Testament. The review has been selective, but identified what I consider several large-scale […]

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Crucifixion of the Warrior God, by Gregory A. Boyd – Review Part 3 (on Crucicentric Perfection)

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[This is part 3 of a 4 part review of Boyd’s book. HERE is part 1, and HERE is part 2] In my earlier post on The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, I discussed Boyd’s insistence that the cruciform hermeneutic requires us to interpret the OT in light of the cross. We can imagine that […]

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Crucifixion of the Warrior God, by Gregory A. Boyd – Review Part 2

Posted Posted in New Testament, Old Testament, Reviews, TheoMisc Blog

In the previous post I noted several of Boyd’s hermeneutical starting points, as well as his expressed and tacit assumptions about Scripture. After this post, I’ll stick with his second volume, where he develops four principles for understanding the ‘cruciform’ God revealed in both the Old and New Testaments. But for now, I want to […]

Crucifixion of the Warrior God, by Gregory A. Boyd – Review Part 1

Posted Posted in New Testament, Old Testament, Reviews, TheoMisc Blog

Gregory A. Boyd. Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting the Old Testament’s Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017. The Warrior God… Like most kids from Christian backgrounds, I grew up hearing the stories of flood, conquest, and war that we find in the Old Testament. These flannel-graphed (fuzzy-felt […]

Submission as Resistance: Romans 13 in the light of Psalm 2

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The prophetic witness of Christians before the State has too often been muted by a surface reading of the Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 13:1-7, with its infamous “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God” (Rom. 13:1).