Have you ever heard a woman use Genesis 3:16 to say that the reason women experience pain in childbearing is because God cursed Eve? In other words, have you ever heard someone blame God for the pain that women experience in giving birth?
I don’t think Jesus was saying in Mark 7:10 that children should be put to death if they fail to take care of their parents. He doesn’t seem to be quoting that particular law from Exodus 21:17 favorably.
My book on the Atonement of God begins with a summary of three views on the atonement, and then I define and defend a fourth view, which is a Non-Violent view of the atonement. Following this, I summarize 10 ways the Non-Violent atonement transforms your theology to look more like Jesus Christ.
If you are curious how God can forgive sins and rescue us from death without demanding the bloody death of Jesus, you will want to read this book.
I have been reading, teaching, and writing A LOT these past several years on the violence of God in the Bible, and this book also provides the beginning place for understanding these violent, bloody texts in Scripture.
When I write about non-violence, people sometimes say to me, You can’t argue against God. His ways are higher than your ways; His thoughts higher than your thoughts. For, as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:16, Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?
This post compares and contrasts the two Joshuas in the Bible. The Joshua of the conquest could not be more different than the Yeshua (Joshua) of the Gospels. Take a look at how the two are different and then ask yourself which Joshua you follow.
In this post, I list the 10 questions Walter Kaiser addresses in his new book, and summarize his answers. I then provide my own input on what I thought about his answers. (Spoiler Alert: I was not fond of most of his answers.) Ultimately, I do not recommend his book.
For the final synchroblog ever, we were invited to write a blog post as if it were our only blog post ever. If I could only write one blog post, I would invite you to do one thing… And it is the one thing I have been inviting you to do in almost every single blog post I have ever written. Read the post to learn what this one thing is.