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Violence of God

violence in the old testament

“God Lets His Children Tell the Story”: An Angle on God’s Violence in the Old Testament

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

My seminary Hebrew professor, former colleague, and friend, Al Groves, who is of blessed memory, was a wonderful, honest, and pastoral man. When dealing with the theological difficulties that arise […]

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Children and Virgins as Spoils of War and the Character of God

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that, if the temperature broke here in Philly, I would follow up with a post that looks at some passages that will help us feel […]

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The Bible for Normal People

John Piper on Why “It’s Right for God to Slaughter Women and Children Anytime He Pleases” and Why I Have Some Major Problems with That

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Author and pastor John Piper, in a relatively recent interview on his website Desiring God: God-Centered Resources from the Ministry of John Piper, discusses the vexing problem of God ordering the mass killing […]

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