Gregory A. Boyd Quotes (Author of Letters from a Skeptic)
Dr. Greg Boyd on CNN "God's Warriors" segment
Are Greg Boyd and I reading the same Old Testament?
He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University St. Paul, MN. Here is Boyd in a CNN interview explaining his views. Do you agree or disagree with Boyd? Do you see a problem with how the church has fused her faith with politics?
Jump to navigation. So a woman confessed to Greg Boyd after one of his sermons. She was in her midsixties, confiding a spiritual struggle of decades. I can finally let myself believe God really is as beautiful as the cross reveals him to be! I can finally trust God with my entire heart! Boyd cherishes this story. Cross Vision addresses this problem with the crucifixion of Jesus—as a cipher and a source of spiritual relief.
Shadow of the Cross (Greg Boyd)
In the months before the presidential election, Pastor Greg Boyd responded to what he saw as mounting pressure to get political. Individuals can vote how they choose, but he suggests that the church should focus on providing support for mothers regardless of their decision. While not endorsing any particular political position or politician as a Church, we affirm on the basis of Scripture the preciousness of life in the womb. On this basis we commit ourselves to encouraging and assisting women to go through with their pregnancy, while also committing ourselves to graciously assist in the healing process of women who have chosen otherwise. This huge loss of income for the church meant they were forced to lay off staff members. Following this, Woodland Hills began to attract attention, escalating significantly when a New York Times reporter wrote an article on the sermons. The article ended up on the front page, and there was a massive response.
Greg Boyd, a pastor of Woodlands Church in St. He fundamentalizes his argument when he states that in the new covenant under Jesus there is no such thing as a Christian nation, or a chosen nation, but the new body of Christ transcends national boundaries altogether. He contrasts this worldly kingdom with one rooted in Jesus and the cross. We are set apart then to help transform others and even other nations. So his chapters deconstructing how Christians approach politics are relevant, especially for his time. He criticizes individuals who want to get God back into the U.
I know it is not the approval of man that you seek, but we do appreciate you and the ministry of Woodland Hills. Thank you for challenging us as Christians to look beyond the easy road of life and our worldly desires to the call of the cross. We have been attendees at Woodland Hills off and on for over eleven years now and continue to pray for the ministry of Woodland Hills. I appreciate your message probably more than the Democrats who feel vindicated. My values certainly influence how I vote and where I spend my political capitol, but you have reminded me that my mission as a follower of Christ is to advance the Kingdom of God, and not a political agenda and given me tools to go into the world and do it. The entire Cross and the Sword series has been a great conversation starter too — the way you have articulated the conflict has lead to some amazing opportunities to witness to my colleagues in politics that are confused by the role the church has played the last twenty years. Keep teaching us new things and challenging us to move beyond our comfort zone.