Lewis agreed with me about the Canaanite genocides. Smart fella!

All flaws duly acknowledged, I still loves me some C.S. Lewis. He is the reason I am where I am today (whether that’s credit or blame is up to you to decide, of course!). His thoughts here have been articulated time and again on my blog in my words, but I am glad to present […]

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Paul Copan and the epic fail known as “apologetics”

Thom Stark has just published an extensive critical review of Paul Copan’s recent book, Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God. Is Paul Copan a moral thinker? And I do mean “extensive”: by page count, the review is actually longer than the original book. But most messes take longer to clean up than […]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

When inerrancy is truly evil

Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which it rested to the threshold of the house. The Lord called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his side; and said to him, “Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark […]

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: the God-sized hole in the Conquest narratives

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 6: “Blessing the Nations” Why would God have ordered the systematic massacre of whole people groups, including women and children? Could He maintain a reasonable expectation of being […]

Friday, January 7th, 2011