I was introduced to Greg’s sermons in 2002, when I was on the edge of being done with Christianity. I visited his church and heard the sermon “Judgment and Discernment.” I had never in my life heard a Christian pastor say the things he said, and I became a Greg Junkie. He appealed to both my head and my heart, and I’m still a believer, albeit a cynic and skeptic for life. He doesn'’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, but man, does he challenge his fellow evangelicals on so many levels. If you’re a borderline Christian, a cynic, a thinker who never stops asking questions, a hardcore Christian who wants to be challenged, or ESPECIALLY someone who sees the junk in evangelical Christianity and is ready to give up, listen to Greg Boyd. I recommend the "Love and Judgement" series and the "Love Is/Love is Not" series from 2002 as a good starting point (and, if you’re like me and the dozens of people to whom I’ve recommended it, a life-changing one; these sermons are the core of what Christianity is about: LOVE). You’ll know within 3 sermons if Greg’s your cup of tea or not.
Other great series (for my fellow cynics) are “Jesus for Thinking People,” “Faith and Doubt,” “Twisted Scripture,” and most of the Q&A’s on the WH Church site. The “Tapestry” series covers a lot of foundational ground on The Church. “The Cross and the Sword” series, which tackles Christianity’s role in politics, will either make you scream in agreement or frustration. Other great sermons off the top of my head (I’ve listened to most of them all the way back into the 90’s): “Letter to Henry," “The Sting," “What Kind of Leadership?," “The Bridezilla of Christ," “Who’s the Boss?”… The list goes on and on. If you are ready to hear something different from Evangelicalism, give Greg Boyd a listen. Even if you disagree with half the things he says, you will be challenged to think, grow, and, especially, Love.