In this message from the Awakenings conference, Greg Boyd explores the Spirit-filled life of Jesus to discern how the Spirit empowered Jesus to revolt against ungodly and unjust systematic aspects of his culture as well as against the cosmic powers that fueled them.
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About the Resource
The Holy Spirit is most often associated with love, peace, comfort and healing. These associations are of course not wrong, but we often overlook the truth that the Spirit is also associated with war — not against “flesh and blood,” but against “the principalities and powers” (Ephesians 6:12). In this session we’ll explore the Spirit-filled life of Jesus to discern how the Spirit empowered him to revolt against ungodly and unjust systematic aspects of his culture as well as against the cosmic powers that fueled them. As people who are called to imitate Jesus, we have to ask: “What are the ungodly and unjust systemic aspects of our culture that the Spirit wants to empower us to revolt against, and what does this revolt look like on an individual and communal level?”
About Greg Boyd
Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author.
He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and radio venues.
Greg received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (summa cum laude 1988), his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (cum laude 1982), and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1979). He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and Campus Leadership Award.
Greg is the co-founder of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota where he serves as Senior Pastor, speaking to thousands each week.
Greg has authored or co-authored 20 books and numerous academic articles, including his best-selling and award-winning Letters From a Skeptic, more recently Repenting of Religion and The Myth of a Christian Nation, and his 2017 release The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. His apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith, and his writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers.