The Canaanites Weren’t Displaced Because They Sinned

The second section of The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest posits an interesting perspective—that what God did by devoting the inhabitants to destruction or driving them out was not the result of their sin (see part 1 of this series of posts). The authors, first, use Job as proof that evil people are no more treated … Continue reading The Canaanites Weren’t Displaced Because They Sinned

Rethinking Joshua as Genocidal

I've picked up John H. Walton's and J. Harvey Walton's The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest for a book review I'll submit to the Journal of Faith & the Academy. Thus far, I've only read the first section to get my bearings on what the authors want to do, and I've read other in The Lost World … Continue reading Rethinking Joshua as Genocidal

A Disturbing Trend For Preachers of Large Congregations

I recently spoke with a friend who shepherds a congregation in another state. As we were conversing, he informed me of the numbers they had on Sundays which were far less than I'd ever known them to be. When I inquired as to the cause, he stated that their minister bore a part of responsibility … Continue reading A Disturbing Trend For Preachers of Large Congregations