By Brian Lowther
Greg Boyd took the stage in Pasadena last Thursday and Friday (April 25 and 26) in front of a crowd of 160 paid attendees on the campus of the William Carey International University. Boyd—if you don’t know him already—is an impish, intrepid and energentic pastor, author and theologian from St. Paul, Minnesota. He is most well known for losing twenty percent of his congregation because––according to the New York Times––he urged the church to “steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a ‘Christian nation’ and stop glorifying American military campaigns.” Boyd is also one of the most eloquent proponents of what is known as the warfare worldview, the awareness that “the world is not all physical, not even primarily physical, and certainly not all right. It is, rather, a world that is populated with influential spiritual beings, some of whom are evil, and most of whom are at war with one another.” (Boyd, God at War, p. 13) It was because of this warfare worldview that we invited Greg to be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Ralph D. Winter Lectureship.
In this video shot and edited by Kevin Renel, Greg shares his testimony and spiritual pilgrimage.