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Sacred wrestling with the Bible’s “harsh passages”
That God would fight for Israel is meant to elicit horror.
by Victor Reinstein
Does God command genocide in the book of Joshua?
Daniel Hawk avoids easy responses to violence in the Bible—but then enters some troubling territory.
by Shai Held
Are Greg Boyd and I reading the same Old Testament?
Yes, there’s violence. But there’s also God’s faithfulness and care.
by Collin Cornell
The theme of James Alison’s video Bible study is the main theme he sees in scripture: that the creation of scapegoats must end.
by Sharon G. Thornton
Most media representations of the biblical story are too literal. In the effort to get the story's details right, the storyteller misses the point.
by John Buchanan
The passion narrative is the story of a series of violations. Is it good for us to find our identity in it?
by A. Katherine Grieb