I think this is my eleventh appearance on “Unbelievable” with Justin Brierley. It was also one of the most enjoyable and lively debates in which I’ve had the privilege to participate. ?
Jesus Loves Canaanites
Delighted to appear on Capturing Christianity today to talk about the problem of biblical genocide.
During the Reformation, Protestants widely rejected the allegorized interpretations of the Canaanite genocide that had become de rigueur since Origen. With that safeguard gone, it was not long before they were appealing to Joshua to justify their own genocides. To illustrate, here is a passage from Philip Jenkins, Laying Down the Sword: And don’t think […]
This article provides a brief synopsis of a case explaining why God did not command the slaughter of the Canaanites. It is based on a debate opening statement that I gave last year. And it provides an introduction to some of the arguments I develop at length in Jesus Loves Canaanites. “Slaughter” is defined as the […]
Listen to my interview discussing Jesus Loves Canaanites on The Reluctant Theologian Podcast with Ryan Mullins.
I was just interviewed on the Meet Jesus YouTube channel alongside Phodidas Ndamyumugabea, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, talking about Rwanda, genocide, and the Canaanites. A unique and very interesting conversation! ?
Reasonable Faith just posted a short video from William Lane Craig in which the esteemed apologist defends the prospect that God may command Christians today to target people groups in the same way that the ancient Israelites targeted the Canaanites for extermination. In this video, I provide a response. ?
Over the last several months, I have often encountered the claim that my book Jesus Loves Canaanites is guilty of motivated reasoning. That’s a deeply misguided claim as I will explain in this article. Let’s start with a definition. Motivated reasoning involves the process of seeking arguments or evidence to achieve a desired outcome rather than allowing […]
This is my second appearance on the Multifaith Matters Podcast, this time discussing biblical violence and Jesus Loves Canaanites. You can also listen to the audio podcast here. ?
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. ?
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 […]