Is it intrinsically evil to slaughter infants or does it depend on the context? Our moral knowledge says one thing, biblical passages like 1 Samuel 15:3 seem to say something else. ?
Jesus Loves Canaanites
Defending the morality of the Canaanite genocide has disastrous consequences for a consistent Christian ethic as I explain in this video. ?
The other day, I received an email from a reader of Jesus Loves Canaanites who stated that while he was sympathetic with the argument of the book, he remained inclined to accept the history of the Joshua narrative (and by implication, the ethics of divinely commanded genocide) because of uncertainty over alternative interpretations of the passages. […]
My book Jesus Loves Canaanites has garnered two 1-star reviews at Amazon since its release in April. In this article, I’m going to review the reviews. Review 1 Here’s the first: A Thoroughly Un-Christian Book Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2021 If Rauser didn’t claim to be a Christian then you wouldn’t […]
Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan offer extensive critiques of my views in their book Did God Really Command Genocide? In turn, I devoted most of a chapter on what I called “The Just War Interpreters” to an extensive critique of their ‘kinder, gentler’ interpretation of the Canaanite genocide by demonstrating that it collapses into ethnic cleansing […]
My interview on The Analytic Christian regarding Jesus Loves Canaanites. ?
Yesterday, I was a guest on the Bob Dutko Show (WMUZ, Detroit) to discuss Jesus Loves Canaanites. I’ve been on Bob’s show several times over the years and I always enjoy it. Speaking with Bob is a challenge as he is a conservative talk radio host who has supported Donald Trump, calls BLM a “Marxist group” […]
Long-time readers of my blog (all fifteen of you!) may recall my past critique of the accommodationist approach to the Canaanite genocide. But others will not. And for those folk, I offer this article. From a Christian theological point-of-view, it is a truism to note that God accommodates to various suboptimal understandings of the nature […]
In May 2021, I debated John Loftus on Modern Day Debate. The debate resolution was “The Bible, with its divinely commanded violence, wasn’t inspired by a perfect God.” Here is my opening statement in full. Thanks to Modern Day Debate for the invitation to debate and to John Loftus for agreeing to participate. I’d like to […]
Check out my wide-ranging interview with SJ Thomason here. We start off with Canaanites, but later we segue to hell and even demonic experiences. ?
I had a civil discussion with “Pinecreek” recently on my book Jesus Loves Canaanites. At least, I thought it was civil. Alas, now true to form, Pinecreek has posted a severely shortened edit which he has labeled as “bloviation free”. Oh, how delightfully cheeky that is! Because you see, I’m a pompous, long-winded idiot. And […]
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. ?