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Canaanite genocide: it’s OK because it wasn’t THAT bad (was it?)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Here is my second post on my reaction to the RNS interview with Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of […]

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The Best Way of Getting out of the Whole Canaanite Genocide Thing, and It Comes Right from the Bible (But You May Not Like It)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In past posts (here, then followed up here, here, here, and here) I’ve talked quite a bit about the little problem we have in the Old Testament: God orders the armies […]

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the Canaanites weren’t the “worst sinners ever”: engaging Copan and Flannagan on Canaanite extermination

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Earlier this month, Jonathan Merritt over at RNS interviewed Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. […]

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On Creation and Killing Canaanites: One Simple, Hardly Worth Mentioning (but I feel that I should) Thought

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

In recent months, these two issues–creation and Canaanite extermination–have been among the more heat-producing that I have dealt with on this blog. Today, I want to make one simple point […]

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What We Have Here is a Communication Problem

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Years ago, my post on John Piper and his view on Canaanite genocide garnered a plethora of responses—specifically regarding his view that, “It’s right for God to slaughter women and […]

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here’s my latest podcast–to change your life and bring world peace

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Here is my third podcast with Luke Norsworthy over at his excellent podcast Newsworthy with Norsworthy. Herein, I pontificate on many subjects, some known to me. Actually I forgot what we discussed […]

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How to Read the Bible Like Adults with Pete Enns and Jared Byas