Letters from a Skeptic

Letters from a Skeptic

So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence.

Author: Dr. Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434766526

Category: Religion

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Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. The letters tackle some of today's toughest challenges facing Christianity, including Do all non-Christians go to hell? How can we believe a man rose from the dead? Why is the world so full of suffering? How do we know the Bible was divinely inspired? Does God know the future? Each response offers insights into the big questions, while delivering intelligent answers that connect with both the heart and mind. Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or just unsure, these letters can provide a practical, common-sense guide to the Christian faith.
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Letters from a Skeptic

Letters from a Skeptic

So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence.

Author: Gregory A. Boyd

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ISBN: OCLC:881285351

Category: Apologetics

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Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence.
Categories: Apologetics

Letters to a Skeptic

Letters to a Skeptic

Author: Alexander Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:43981959

Category: Apologetics

Page: 57

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Categories: Apologetics

Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt

"Even when certainty is inaccessible, commitment remains an option. Greg Boyd is incapable of uninteresting thoughts. And this book is not merely thoughtful; it will be a tremendous help to doubters (and non-doubters) everywhere.

Author: Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441244543

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.
Categories: Religion

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists In response to recent atheist manifestos declaring that religion is "dangerous," social psychologist David G. Myers transcends the skeptic/believer divide by suggesting how faith can be reasonable, ...

Author: David G. Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470381557

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists helps readers—both secular and religious—appreciate their common ground. For those whose thinking has moved from the religious thesis to the skeptical antithesis (or vice versa), Myers offers pointers to a science-respecting Christian synthesis. He shows how skeptics and people of faith can share a commitment to reason, evidence, and critical thinking, while also embracing a faith that supports human flourishing—by making sense of the universe, giving meaning to life, connecting us in supportive communities, mandating altruism, and offering hope in the face of adversity and death.
Categories: Religion

Small Group Strategies

Small Group Strategies

Letters from a Skeptic—The goal of this idea is to help your students engage intelligently with the more sophisticated questions of the faith. Letters from a Skeptic, by Gregory A. Boyd and Edward K. Boyd, shares a clear and concise ...

Author: Laurie Polich

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780310258018

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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Small Group Strategies lays out a strategic approach to small group meetings, and shows you how to personally and effectively nurture your students toward spiritual growth by giving direction to every idea and activity you use. It provides you with ideas to help students encounter Jesus and live out their faith at every level of spiritual growth.
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God Unbound Reconsidering Tradition in Search of Truth

God Unbound  Reconsidering Tradition in Search of Truth

in his book Letters from a Skeptic. ... A glimpse of this letter will be illustrative: Your last letter put my mind a bit more at ease about who is going to hell, but it didn't address the problem of hellitself.

Author: Chad Bahl

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365361050

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Faith Reads A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Faith Reads  A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

... 207 Let's Roll!, 7 Let's Talk!, 113 Letters Across the Divide, 206 Letters and Papers from Prison, 19, 79 Letters from a Skeptic, 157 Letters of C. S. Lewis, 43 Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, 25 Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, The, ...

Author: David Rainey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588474

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lord Or Legend

Lord Or Legend

Did Jesus ever really exist--and if so, who was he? "This is a marvelous study of the historicity of the gospels and the reliability of the biblical narrative.

Author: Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801065054

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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Puts skeptics' claims to the test against multiple scholarly disciplines - including history, ethnography, anthropology, and folklore - to uncover truths about the historical Jesus.
Categories: Religion

Consuming Glory

Consuming Glory

... Letters From a Skeptic, in which he rather perspicuously denies the doctrine of Divine foreknowledge.67 This book was written at a popular level and, thus, garnered a great deal of attention from both scholars and laypersons.

Author: Gannon Murphy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597528436

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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In the late 1990s, Open Theism took the theological world by storm. Advocated by several prominent theologians, among them Clark H. Pinnock, the view argues that human beings cannot have a genuine relationship with God if God possesses what classical theology has affirmed to be exhaustive foreknowledge of future events. Such foreknowledge, open theists claim, would make human freedom (and salvation itself) meaningless and divine power akin to little more than meaningless, cosmic puppeteering. While several works have taken the important step of addressing open theisms scriptural deficiencies in its denial of Gods foreknowledge, none have dealt with the vital issue of divine-human relationality and how it can be understood in a classical, orthodox framework that maintains such foreknowledge. Consuming Glory remedies that lack by first providing a fresh critique of open theism using Clark Pinnock's version of it as representative, but then offering a reconstruction of divine-human relationality centered on the Biblical principle of Christus in nobis (Christ in us). Christus in nobis is coupled with an outworking of meticulous divine providence that serves Gods own self-glorifying orientation. It reverses the relational ordering advocated in open theism by grounding human love of God theologically rather than anthropologically. Love of God and divine-human relationality is established precisely because it is Gods own self-love that is providentially given to us and thus reciprocated as believers are brought into adoptive communion with the Triune Godhead. Drawing on diverse resources throughout the corpus of historical theology, Murphy concludes that divine-human relationality can be summarized as God delighting in himself, in us.
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A Skeptic s Investigation into Jesus

A Skeptic s Investigation into Jesus

will trace the earliest evidence of the gospel teachings using two sets of sources: indirect evidence in noncanonical Christian letters and texts and direct evidence in the surviving manuscripts of the four gospels.

Author: J. P. Hannah

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532674617

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Does human life have any significance? The statements below have become widely accepted in the Western world: •Life is the accidental product of random events. •The laws of physics are totally deterministic. •Science does not accept a connection between physical matter and human consciousness. •Atheism is a conclusion from evidence while faith is speculation. •Science and faith are incompatible. •Suffering contradicts the existence of a loving, omnipotent God. •Jesus was a compilation of pagan mythologies or a human teacher who was deified. But do these statements represent eternal truths? Are they logical conclusions based on established facts or merely opinions? What is the evidence? To investigate these and other questions of existence and faith, a skeptical academic objectively explored relevant aspects of philosophy, mythology, history, archaeology, cosmology, quantum physics, biochemistry, and various faiths that finally led to investigation of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures (including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the gnostic gospels). The findings of this research not only challenge many modern assumptions but also have significant implications for our understanding of reality. Written with minimum technicality for general readership, this book presents a wide range of interesting and carefully confirmed facts relevant to the above questions. Whether you are an atheist or an agnostic, a Christian, or a follower of another faith, or have simply not been interested, this investigation provides valuable and surprising insights into the nature of the universe and our place in it.
Categories: Religion

Four Views on Divine Providence

Four Views on Divine Providence

Boyd and Boyd, Letters from a Skeptic, 42. 56. Boyd, Satan and the Problem of Evil, 190. It is important to note that the domain or quality of freedom that the God of open theism gives to moral agents does not extend to those solidified ...

Author: William Lane Craig

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310547952

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (predestination).But this book does not merely answer readers’ questions. Four Views on Divine Providence helps readers think theologically about all the issues involved in exploring this doctrine. The point-counterpoint format reveals the assumptions and considerations that drive equally learned and sincere theologians to sharp disagreement. It unearths the genuinely decisive issues beneath an often superficial debate. Volume contributors are Paul Helseth (God causes every creaturely event that occurs); William Lane Craig (through his “middle knowledge,” God controls the course of worldly affairs without predetermining any creatures’ free decisions); Ron Highfield (God controls creatures by liberating their decision-making); and Gregory Boyd (human decisions can be free only if God neither determines nor knows what they will be). Introductory and closing essays by Dennis Jowers give relevant background and guide readers toward their own informed beliefs about divine providence.
Categories: Religion

Dialectics as Sport

Dialectics as Sport

In antiquity no one had invented a space between words and punctuation or capital letters where appropriate. The autograph, then, was a series of line in ... They were probably not trained to copy documents 28 Skeptic's Guide to Jesus.

Author: Tom Donovan

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9781628942361

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The Skeptic s Defense Against All Christian Or Other Priests

The Skeptic s Defense Against All Christian Or Other Priests

Some 200 years ago , Jefferson had a son of mature age , to whon , he wrote a series of letters . After they were both dead , some of their successors gathered these letters and printed ... 99 numerous enough and 98 THE SKEPTIC's DEFENSE .

Author: Caleb Marshall Landers

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNPW5J

Category: Free thought

Page: 442

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The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

Graphologists look at several trends and traits in a person's handwriting. Some of the more important tendencies are slant of writing, page layout, preference for a particular zone, distortion of words or letters, speed of writing, ...

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076538

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 903

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Examines supernatural controversies such as crop circles, the Shroud of Turin, and cold fusion, and provides evidence for and against each phenomenon.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

His Word 7 Year Work Biblical Roots by Former Skeptic

His Word 7 Year Work Biblical Roots by Former Skeptic

Summerian Letters, from 3200 B.C. This is the earliest known continuous writing ever found to date. Most say Moses lived between 1530 and 1410 B.C. This sophisticated use of letters predated his birth by more than 13 centuries.

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Publisher: Jerry Stokes

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Trinities to Enneagrams

Trinities to Enneagrams

... The Skeptic Cycle 10 The Last third of Life and Beyond The Seeker Cycle The Defender Cycle The Mediator Ages The New Life After Eighty The Second Initiator Ages 11 Name and Letter Types The Alphabet and Enneagram Enneagram Letters ...

Author: Allen David Young

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543446128

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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As a spiritual tool and system of personality types, the new directions of the enneagram presented in this work give a clear understanding of ourselves and those who are important to us. The trinity forces within the enneagram are explained in ways that can greatly benefit people in the personal, interpersonal, and social spheres of human existence. The creation of enneagram signs is adapted from the twelve astrology signs. While enneagram types describe ones egocentric personality, enneagram signs are given by the cosmos at birth; they are one of a kind and reveal ones soul-centered personality. With the addition of nine signs and stages of development through the life cycle, the enneagram becomes a system in motion and reveals more of its insights. With the addition of nine enneagram letter groups from the alphabet, you can understand what the trinity and enneagram says about the personality of your name.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Theodore Or the Skeptic s Conversion

Theodore  Or  the Skeptic s Conversion

LETTER FROM HILDEGARD . 221 He said this with joy and pious emotion , and his eye was full of the fire of inspiration . But the remembrance of Hildegard , and his longing for her with whom all the highest thoughts of his soul were ...

Author: Wilhelm Martin Leberecht De Wette

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ISBN: WISC:89044674927

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