Kingdom Killing of Canaanites? Genocide and Joshua…

I want to offer a way of looking at the destruction of the Canaanites that helps me to understand God’s attitude toward violence in the Old Testament.  Then, I’d love to hear your ideas / thoughts… What is different about Israel compared to other nations?  From their beginnings they are a community that is devoted [Read More...]

Is the Old Testament God a Bully? Quote to Ponder: Richard Dawkins

As we read the Old Testament, it is easy to get frustrated on several points.  The greatest of these is the violence of God.  Below is a quote from renowned atheist Richard Dawkins… The God of the Old Testament is arguable the most unpleasant character in all fiction: Jealous and proud of it; a petty, [Read More...]

Can Prayer Change the Future? Your Thoughts…

I haven’t done many posts on the blog in the past few months, but I want to ask a question that is both simple and has HUGE theological implications for how we understand God. Here is the question: “Can our prayers change the future?” Please answer the above question and give a thorough response to [Read More...]

Fundamentalism… Some Rants on Its Historical Development (repost)

This is a re-post from April of 2008: I have been studying a bit on the origins of fundamentalist Christian faith in America (many of the following insights come from: UNGODLY WOMEN: Gender and the First Wave of American Fundamentalism; Betty DeBerg). This is a movement that emerged in the 1880′s as a call back [Read More...]


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