Synopses & Reviews
I find your idea of dialoguing about the subject of Christianity very interesting, and I'd be happy to do it. I've got enough time on my hands...You invited me to raise whatever objections come to mind, so I'll jump right in. Here's one I've wondered about a lot: how could an all-powerful and all-loving God allow the church to do so much harm to humanity for so long? Isn't this supposed to be His true church, His representation on earth?...To my mind, this alone is quite enough to prove that the church does not possess any true philosophy...Well, you wanted an objection; you've got one. I look forward to your response...
In Letters from a Skeptic Dr. Gregory Boyd and his father Edward Boyd "debate" many other objections to Christianity, the church, and the Bible.
Why is the world so full of suffering?
Does God know the future?
How can you believe that a man rose from the dead?
Why do you think the Bible is inspired?
Do all non-Christians go to hell?
How can I be holy and sinful at the same time?
Greg Boyd initiated this correspondence with his father in the hope that his father would eventually come to know Christ. After three years, 30 letters, and numerous phone calls, Edward K. Boyd did just that.
Letters from a Skeptic will help you wrestle with the rational foundation of your own faith. It will also help you know how to share that faith with the skeptics you love.
In an attempt to address these negative issues, his son Greg a professor of theology, asked his father to enter into a correpondence in which all of their cards would be laid on the table. Three years and more than 30 letters later this book was written.
A son and his skeptical father debate issues such as suffering, Biblical inspiration, and whether or not all non-Christians go to hell. This book will help the reader to wrestle with the rational foundation of his or her own faith.
About the Author
has authored or co-authored 17 books and numerous academic articles. he graduated with honors from Yale Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary and was a professor of theology at Bethel University for 16 years and continues to teach there as an adjunct professor. Greg is the founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church, and evangelical church in St. Paul, MN.
You can read Gregory's blog at: gregboyd.blogspot.com.