My latest “Jesus Loves Canaanites” interview, this one on the @SpartanTheology podcast/YouTube channel. It was an engaging interview, and be sure to stick around for my response to the Marcionite charge. ?
Archives for May 2021
We all know Survivor from their iconic hit “Eye of the Tiger.” But their 1982 album of the same name (an album that I used to spin on the turntable back in the day) also includes another really interesting track, especially from a theological point of view. The ballad “Ever Since the World Began” was […]
Anybody who has read my book What’s So Confusing About Grace? knows my story. I was raised in a fundagelical church that focused on culture war issues. In the early 1990s, I was a Rush Limbaugh fan, I listened to James Dobson and the Bible Answer Man on the radio, and I was ready to fight in […]
In this video, Canadian apologist Stephen Bedard interviews me on my new book “Jesus Loves Canaanites.” In the interview, we address some topics I haven’t touched on in other interviews including my critique of Greg Boyd’s view and the question of whether critiques of biblical violence may be anti-Semitic. ?
Over the last while, I have encountered many atheists who object to the doctrine of annihilationism according to which God eventually withdraws life posthumously from those who refuse to submit to be in relationship with God and restored creation. I understand objections to eternal conscious torment, but objections to punishment simpliciter (and this annihilationist account […]
Jesus Loves Canaanites has now been out for 5 weeks and while a few brief reviews have been posted at Goodreads and Amazon, the first blog review was posted today by J.W. Wartick at his Reconstructing Faith blog. You can read it here: Genocide and the Challenge of Apologetics: Randal Rauser’s “Jesus Loves the Canaanites”
A clinically depressed atheist who commits suicide is not an excuse to talk about the “emptiness” of an atheistic worldview. A schizophrenic Christian who harms someone else is not an excuse to talk about the “danger” of divine command ethics. Don’t exploit mental illness. ?
My most recent interview on “Jesus Loves Canaanites” with “The Cynicogue,” a self-described fundamentalist Christian. This was interesting! ?
In this video, we listen to an excerpt of a debate in which Paul Copan is asked directly about the killing of children as referenced in the slaughter of all the residents of Jericho, men and women, young and old (Joshua 6:21). Rather than address directly the ethics of slaughtering children and infants, Copan deflects […]
Yesterday, I was on the “Curious_John Podcast” to talk about Jesus Loves Canaanites. John is a Nigerian atheist and as such, he has a unique perspective. You can find the episode on various platforms (e.g. Spotify) or listen via Google podcasts by clicking here.
My latest book Jesus Loves Canaanites has been out for a month now. Overall, the response has been excellent, but I’ve heard a handful of criticisms from readers. Most of those are, frankly, misfires. But in this article, I am going to consider a more substantive objection which I have heard a few times, one that pertains […]
Here is my appearance on Pinecreek Doug’s show discussing my book Jesus Loves Canaanites. It was a good exchange, wide-ranging and civil. ?
Today, I did an interview with an English podcast called Critical Witness. It was a very spirited discussion. These fellows aren’t afraid to push back and ask hard questions. Check it out! ?
Today, I posted a tweet on how Christians who defend genocide in the Bible often find themelves backing into cultural relativism. That prompted a reply from a fellow named Andrew who read and appreciated the book but who didn’t agree with it. What followed was a civil exchange which I have included below. From my […]