Exterminate them without mercy: The problem of Joshua, genocide, and the character of God

A couple of years ago, I wrote the following blog post about an approach to the most difficult text when it comes to understanding God’s character. Although I think my view has / is evolv(ed/ing), I think that this article is a good conversation starter. In the next year or so I plan to revisit [Read More...]

Greg Boyd on the Old Testament as a Shadow of the New

FROM GREG BOYD AT REKNEW: “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.”  Colossians 2:16-17 If we [Read More...]

Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? (2 – The “Jesus Lens”)

The following is part of a series on Hell, partially as a response to the Love Wins controversy.  To catch up, go here. As I stated in the first post, this section will be mostly based on Sharon Baker’s Razing Hell. ———————- Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? (Part 2) Background Issues [Read More...]

Jesus vs Jehovah – The Problem of Violence in the OT in Light of a Nonviolent Jesus (Greg Boyd)

Here is a great introduction on how to approach the Old Testament passages on violence in light of the nonviolent peace teachings of the New Testament. Enjoy! [Read more...]