By Dr. Gregory A. Boyd, Edward Boyd
Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, have been on contrary facets of an exceptional divide. Greg was once a newfound Christian, whereas his father was once an established agnostic. So Greg provided his father a call for participation: Ed may possibly write with any questions about Christianity, and his son would supply a response.
Letters from a Skeptic comprises this specific correspondence. The letters take on a few of present day hardest demanding situations dealing with Christianity, including
Do all non-Christians visit hell?
How will we think a guy rose from the dead?
Why is the area so jam-packed with suffering?
How will we comprehend the Bible used to be divinely inspired?
Does God understand the future?
Each reaction deals insights into the massive questions, whereas providing clever solutions that connect to either the guts and brain. even if you are a skeptic, a believer, or simply not sure, those letters provides a pragmatic, common sense advisor to the Christian religion.
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Hope you and Jeanne had a nice Christmas. Ours was a lot of fun—and stress! With all the different relatives up here, the kids actually had four Christmas celebrations, all with a new set of presents, and all in one day! But you’re right in your last letter: Kids make Christmas magic, and it’s all worth the work (and money). Now on to your question about prayer. The main purpose of talking to God (that’s all prayer really is) has little to do with asking for things, Dad. It’s to build a faith-filled, loving relationship with our Creator and Redeemer.
Do we regard elephants as more important than human babies because they’re bigger? Is Jupiter more important than Earth because it’s 100 times larger? What’s size got to do with anything? If anything, it seems to me that God’s personal characteristics are displayed all the more in our smallness. Just as we would admire a rich king who, for the sake of love, would be willing to forsake all for a peasant girl he fell in love with, so it seems that God’s love for us is all the more magnified precisely because we are so small.
We desperately cry out for water, but there never was such a thing as water! But how could such a state of affairs ever come about? Where did our longing for something that never existed, and that never could exist, come from? My point, then, is that the characteristics of personhood, and the longings which arise from personhood, require that the ultimate cause and context of personhood is personal. ” Let me say one final word, Dad, about why I believe in God. I really do feel that this argument (and many others like it) is valid.