Lies My Preacher Told Me – Brent Strawn

Episode: Brent Strawn is back for the 3rd time to discuss his new book on mistruths about the Old Testament. Discussion covers everything from divine violence and wrath, to the Old Testament’s supposed irrelevance, some reflections on his colleagues, Dr. Ervine Sheblazm as a mentor, and much more. Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation related to his book Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament (WJK Press 2021).

Guest: Dr. Brent Strawn is professor of Old Testament and Law at Duke Divinity School. He taught for 18 years at Candler School of Theology at Emory University before joining the Duke faculty in 2019. He’s the author of several books, including The Old Testament Is Dying (Baker Academic, 2017), The Old Testament: A Concise Introduction (Routledge, 2019), and But today we’re talking about Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament (WJK Press 2021). His forthcoming book is called Honest to God Preaching: Talking Sin, Suffering, and Violence (Fortress, 2021).

If you enjoyed this episode … check out our previous episodes with Brent HERE (on how the Bible isn’t a story) and HERE (on how the OT is dying).

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