December 6, 2018

Jesus and the “Eye for an Eye” Command: A Response

by Greg Boyd First, both Jesus and his Jewish audience were very familiar with the OT’s commands to take “an eye for an eye and a […]
October 31, 2018

Other Challenges to a Pacific View of Jesus: Matthew and the Temple Incident

Gabrielson, Paul’s Non-Violent Gospel: The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul s Life and Letters, pp 52-54. Whenever the subject of Jesus’ peaceableness is discussed, questions […]
October 31, 2018

Take your cue on violence from non-Christians: Luther

On Governmental Authority, 1523. You ask whether a Christian too may bear the temporal sword and punish the wicked, since Christ’s words, “Do not resist evil,” […]
October 31, 2018

Jesus and his Enemies

Narrative Conflict in the Four Gospels by Robert Beck. CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN MATTHEW Along with the David story, the story of Moses is one of the […]
September 12, 2018

Obeying Jesus: Love your enemy!

Thesis: Jesus practiced love of enemy to his own death and the NT presents this teaching as an unqualified commandment to be obeyed by his followers: […]
September 12, 2018

Biblical “love,” agape.

Most scholars agree that agapáō is used of God’s love toward man and vice versa, but philéō is rarely used by God of the love of […]