Crucifixion of the Warrior God – My Thoughts, Part 2

Part 2 – Is the Entire Bible “God-breathed”? On page 141-2, of Crucifixion of the Warrior God, Boyd writes this: “While the entire Bible is ‘God-breathed’…”.  This is, at least, the fiftieth time Boyd has referenced his translation of the Greek word, theopneustos. I simply cannot move ahead in my reading and assessment of hisContinue reading “Crucifixion of the Warrior God – My Thoughts, Part 2”

Crucifixion of the Warrior God – My Thoughts, Part 1

Part 1 – Problems in the Preface So today, I am restarting, in earnest, my reading of Greggory A. Boyd’s magnum opus, “Crucifixion of the Warrior God,” Volumes 1 and 2, which is more than 1300 pages in length. I started a couple of weeks ago, and got into it about 100 pages, but hadContinue reading “Crucifixion of the Warrior God – My Thoughts, Part 1”

Prayer’s Purpose: “Not My Will But Yours Be Done”

I take the Bible seriously and try to apply wisdom contained therein to my life. Recently, I realized how much I have taken unique (unique means: being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else) examples from the Scriptures and believed they apply to all people, everywhere and for all time. For example: (1)Continue reading “Prayer’s Purpose: “Not My Will But Yours Be Done””

Bible Backstory 2: The Bible & Me (Part III)

The Last 15 Years – An Ever-Evolving Faith At UBC I studied in the department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious studies for 13 years––at first as a part time undergrad majoring in Classics (Greek and Latin language studies), but then as a full-time grad student majoring in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism. I completedContinue reading “Bible Backstory 2: The Bible & Me (Part III)”

Bible Backstory 2: The Bible & Me (Part II)

Three Crucial Years – The Formation of Faith Then came university and my conscious efforts to live “true to my atheistic convictions” that there is no God, no “word of God” and no divinely approved religion. True to my convictions I poured all my time and energy into my studies while socializing with my newContinue reading “Bible Backstory 2: The Bible & Me (Part II)”

Bible Backstory 2: The Bible & Me (Part I)

I thought it might be helpful for you, the reader, to understand something about my personal history with the Bible. I’ve shortened the story considerably, but I have still broken it down into three parts: I, II, & III. Part I: My First 20 Years – Little Exposure, No Faith I had almost no personalContinue reading “Bible Backstory 2: The Bible & Me (Part I)”

Biblical Beginnings 7b: Genesis 2:4b–25, Notes and Quotes

It is quite clear to everyone but the most conservative/fundamentalist biblical scholars, that these verses are a second, and different, story of creation. The differences, as compared with Gen 1:1–2:4a, can only be logically understood as a separate story and not a retelling of the first story but in greater detail. What are the differences?Continue reading “Biblical Beginnings 7b: Genesis 2:4b–25, Notes and Quotes”