I recently finished Tom Holland’s Dominion. Reading the history of Christianity at the same time as reading about the conquest of Canaan in the Old Testament as I was, it really struck me that the two histories are depressingly similar. And though the Old Testament seems to indicate divinely-sanctioned violence, the ultimate testimony of Scripture, … More A bit more on Old Testament violence and the love of God
I’ve had a copy of The Bible for Everyone for just over 24 hours now. These are my initial impressions. … More The Bible for Everyone – Immediate Impressions
I recently posted my New Testament reading plan that orders material around the four Gospels. Corresponding to this I needed some kind of order in which to read the Old Testament. Naturally this is more difficult to devise because of the amount of material and the difficulty (honestly) of ploughing through some of the laws, genealogies … More My 2016 Old Testament reading plan
“I’m really looking forward to pouring burning coals on my enemy’s head. “That’s what Romans 12 says I’m going to do. (It’s in the New Testament, you know.) Even after he’s been oppressing me, if he’s hungry I’m going to feed him, and if he’s thirsty I’m going to give him a drink, because the Bible … More Pouring burning coals on my enemy’s head!
Hi folks, it’s been a while since I posted anything of significance. I’ve been reading a lot of blogs though – all the links in this post will take you to some that I have been reading regularly. Today I stumbled across Rachel Held Evans’ interview with Greg Boyd, particularly covering his new book, The … More Greg Boyd and the Warrior God