Woodland Hills Church

Greg Boyd

About

We believe God's love extends to everyone—no matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, and no matter what you believe. That love has the power to radically transform all of our lives, and is the only thing that can make real change in the world. Our hope is to welcome you into our community where we’re learning to love. Together.

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1478 episodes

Flowers for Footprints

John’s first letter tells us that we are God’s children and that the world is controlled by the evil one. But even more, it tells us how to know Jesus in the midst of this evil so that we might have resurrection life.

42m
Aug 01
Getting Off Your High Horse

We get off the “high horse” by not judging others or seeing ourselves as superior to them. We also get off the high horse by living relationship with others and having the humility to receive feedback from them. 

40m
Jul 25
Fake News

The story of Genesis 3 identifies the lies at the root of all that is wrong with the world. These lies are fake news about the nature of God, ourselves, others and the purpose of the planet. When we buy into these lies, the resulting actions cause destruction.

45m
Jul 18
Orbiting God

The story of the fall of Adam and Eve tells us what it means to lose the true center of life, and how when we orbit around a false center we are trapped in the perpetual judgement of others.

49m
Jul 11
A Different Kind of Fire

In this sermon, Dan Kent examines how we respond when others judge us. He first looks at how the world teaches us to respond, and then he offers a different response that is shaped by God’s perspective.

41m
Jul 05
Our Civic Responsibility

In this sermon, Cedrick Baker brings clarity to what it means to be civically engaged in our world in a Kingdom way. He offers insight into ways that we can be Gods love and light without falling into the traps of polarization.

37m
Jun 27
Playing God

This sermon explores the four primary passages from the Bible that explain why judgment is forbidden.

43m
Jun 21
Cross Examination Q&A Session

* This panel conversation addresses the practical implications of the teaching on what it means to live in love and forego judgment of others.

48m
Jun 13
A Tale of Two Trees

There were two trees in the Garden of Eden, one representing where we get true life from and one representing a prohibition from what steals from life. This sermon explores the significance of these two trees. 

43m
Jun 06
The Absurdity of Judgment

We live in a system in which everyone judges themselves and each other and creates a hierarchy of those above and below them. Jesus came to confront and blow this system apart.

39m
May 31
Character Is Destiny

We become what we practice. We practice what we imagine is the goal of where we are going. As Christ followers, we are to set the goal of living in love so that we can practice love to become more loving.

45m
May 23
The Point of It All

God calls us to replicate the love of the cross instead of passing judgment upon others. We do this as we live into the reality of our inclusion in God’s love and our identity in Christ, as part of the Triune, cruciform love that God is.

48m
May 16
The Point of It All

God calls us to replicate the love of the cross instead of passing judgment upon others. We do this as we live into the reality of our inclusion in God's love and our identity in Christ, as part of the Triune, cruciform love that God is.

1s
May 15
Our Central Mandate

In this introductory sermon to the “Cross Examination” series, Greg lays out the all-important challenge to live in love in the way that is defined by Christ on the cross. This sermon also details how this mandate to love goes against the grain of our culture which is dominated by divisiveness and judgment.

51m
May 09
Our Central Mandate

In this introductory sermon to the "Cross Examination" series, Greg lays out the all-important challenge to live in love in the way that is defined by Christ on the cross. This sermon also details how this mandate to love goes against the grain of our culture which is dominated by divisiveness and judgment.

1s
May 08
Life is Hard. We are Strong. God is Good.

How do we become the kind of person who heeds Jesus’ words on not worrying about our life? Dan Kent answers this question with three basic truths that can change how we face worrisome situations.

43m
May 03
Life is Hard. We are Strong. God is Good.

How do we become the kind of person who heeds Jesus' words on not worrying about our life? Dan Kent answers this question with three basic truths that can change how we face worrisome situations.

1s
May 01
Food, Clothing & Dinosaurs

Jesus tells us not to worry, but what does this mean in a world full of worry-causing circumstances? How can we not be anxious when there are so many troubling issues that we face? This teaching addresses what it means to trust God in anxious times to the point that we know that Jesus is with us as we face our worries.

38m
Apr 25
Food, Clothing & Dinosaurs

Jesus tells us not to worry, but what does this mean in a world full of worry-causing circumstances? How can we not be anxious when there are so many troubling issues that we face? This teaching addresses what it means to trust God in anxious times to the point that we know that Jesus is with us as we face our worries.

1s
Apr 24
Darkness Confronts Light

On Good Friday, Jesus experienced the darkness and pain of God -forsakenness, as he entered the depths of the reality of a sin-drenched world. How can this inform our experience of living in a Good Friday World?

31m
Apr 19
A Different Kind of Hope

The world around us is wrought with pain and suffering. Amidst this reality it can often be difficult to find a sense of hope. To fully appreciate the incomprehensible glory that is going to be revealed to us, we first need to appreciate the full magnitude of the sufferings of this present age. As we engage with the painful news of our world, we turn our eyes to the coming hope that is grounded in the resurrected Christ.

38m
Apr 19
A Different Kind of Hope

The world around us is wrought with pain and suffering. Amidst this reality it can often be difficult to find a sense of hope. To fully appreciate the incomprehensible glory that is going to be revealed to us, we first need to appreciate the full magnitude of the sufferings of this present age. As we engage with the painful news of our world, we turn our eyes to the coming hope that is grounded in the resurrected Christ. *Please note that due to Greg being sick on Easter, we re-used his message from 2018 for this year's service.

1s
Apr 17
Darkness Confronts Light

On Good Friday, Jesus experienced the darkness and pain of God -forsakenness, as he entered the depths of the reality of a sin-drenched world. How can this inform our experience of living in a Good Friday World?

1s
Apr 15
The Liturgy of Abundance

Scarcity drives common daily experiences in our world, yet God invites us to trust his ability to abundantly provide. In this sermon, Osheta Moore offers us a liturgy of abundance so that we can embrace God’s abundance in the midst of scarcity.

42m
Apr 11
The Liturgy of Abundance

Scarcity drives common daily experiences in our world, yet God invites us to trust his ability to abundantly provide. In this sermon, Osheta Moore offers us a liturgy of abundance so that we can embrace God's abundance in the midst of scarcity.

1s
Apr 10
Opting Out (Of the Mammon Game)

How do we find freedom from the allure of mammon? In this sermon, Greg offers three practical steps for discovering contentment in God so that we are free from the discontentment that drives the Mammon Game.

43m
Apr 04
Opting Out (Of the Mammon Game)

How do we find freedom from the allure of mammon? In this sermon, Greg offers three practical steps for discovering contentment in God so that we are free from the discontentment that drives the Mammon Game.

1s
Apr 03
Fireproof Treasure

At the end of time, we will come before God in judgment, where God’s love will refine and purge. Jesus taught us to live today with this future in mind by investing in treasures that will endure the fire instead of investing in that which will burn because they are not compatible with God’s love.

44m
Mar 28
Fireproof Treasure

At the end of time, we will come before God in judgment, where God's love will refine and purge. Jesus taught us to live today with this future in mind by investing in treasures that will endure the fire instead of investing in that which will burn because they are not compatible with God's love.

1s
Mar 27
The Mammon Games

Jesus taught us to be aware of the trap of money and greed. In this sermon, Greg applies Jesus’ words to today’s situation so that we might escape this mammon game and entrust our money to God. 

48m
Mar 21