Archive for the ‘Genocide’ Category

  • Why do you read? Part two: The genocide of the Canaanites

    Feb 18, 16 • GenocideComments Off on Why do you read? Part two: The genocide of the Canaanites
    Why do you read? Part two: The genocide of the Canaanites

    In this podcast I’ll suggest that noticing the importance of why we read Scripture can help clarify at least the theological question about the genocide of the Canaanites. Listen to my previous two posts for more on how knowing why we read matters: Why do you read? Or: Was God married? Are you an idolater? [&hellip...

  • God the Dalek (Part One): Cotext

    Nov 13, 15 • Context, Deuteronomy, Genocide3 Comments
    God the Dalek (Part One): Cotext

    In some Bible passages, as atheists and others who want to avoid the claims of God are quick to point out, God sounds like a Dalek. Deut 7:2 is a typical case. When the LORD your God hands these nations over to you and you conquer them, you must completely destroy them. Make no treaties [&hellip...

  • Humour in the Bible: Book 2 Exodus

    Mar 23, 13 • Exodus, Genocide, HumourComments Off on Humour in the Bible: Book 2 Exodus
    Humour in the Bible: Book 2 Exodus

    In this post we’ll discover some humour from below. The humour of the oppressed often pokes fun at the oppressor. Those who subjugate others fear them, and this fear generates feelings of inferiority that in Exodus some oppressed women manipulate delightfully. Please open your Bibles at Exodus 1-2. The original audio only version of this [&hellip...

  • Wonderland Spirituality and the Canaanite Genocide

    Jan 29, 13 • Deuteronomy, Faith, Genocide, Joshua, ThessaloniansComments Off on Wonderland Spirituality and the Canaanite Genocide
    Wonderland Spirituality and the Canaanite Genocide

    What does it mean to “believe”? Can Alice in Wonderland help us avoid a common Evangelical error? And does “it’s in the Bible” end conversation about the “Canaanite genocide”?1 The scare quotes round Canaanite genocide indicate my question, still as far as I am concerned unanswered whether such an “event” occurred, or even was (fictionally?) [&hellip...

  • Humour in the Bible: Book 2 Exodus

    Apr 13, 11 • Exodus, Genocide, Humour2 Comments
    Humour in the Bible: Book 2 Exodus

    In this post we’ll discover some humour from below. The humour of the oppressed often pokes fun at the oppressor. Those who subjugate others fear them, and this fear generates feelings of inferiority that in Exodus some oppressed women manipulate delightfully.   Please open your Bibles at Exodus 1-2.   So, here’s the link to [&hellip...

  • E100-22: Exodus 32:1 – 34:35: The Golden Calf

    May 18, 10 • E100, Exodus, Genocide2 Comments
    E100-22: Exodus 32:1 – 34:35: The Golden Calf

    This passage was probably chosen because it contains two famous “Bible stories”, the Golden Calf (in which a priest does what the people want, and becomes so successful that drunkenness, idolatry and other stupidity reigns) and the time Moses got to see God’s backside. But more troublingly it is another passage where God commands and [&hellip...

  • E100-19: Exodus 12: A great festival, but a huge theological problem

    May 13, 10 • E100, Exodus, Genocide1 Comment
    E100-19: Exodus 12: A great festival, but a huge theological problem

    I’m torn two ways on how to respond to this reading: on one side, a great opportunity to explain Passover, the great festival that celebrates God as liberator, saviour and enimy of powerful oppressors on the other, when I read (the Bible or the News…) I tend to sympathise with those who suffer, and while [&hellip...