Tag: Violence

  • Amy Cottrill – Uncovering Violence in Biblical Stories

    Episode: What happens to us as we read violent stories in the Bible? How do violent stories form us ethically? Amy Cottrill discusses everything from overly violent stories, to places where […]

  • One Doozy of a Last Line (Ps 137) – Brent Strawn

    Episode: What are we to make of the brutal last line in Psalm 137? “A blessing on the one who seizes your children and smashes them against the rock!” This episode […]

  • Caryn Reeder – Family Violence in the Bible

    Episode: The prospect of stoning a rebellious son or adulterer, or turning over an unorthodox brother or sister for execution is revolting. But how should a Jewish or Christian believer […]

  • Greg Boyd – The Crucifixion of the Warrior God

    Matt & Matt discuss violence in the OT with Greg Boyd, who has devoted the last 10 years to researching and writing about this vexed topic. Our discussion ranges from the relationship between the cross and the conquest, Greg's theory of 'literary crucifixes' in the OT, how to relate the two Testaments, and more from Greg's monumental new book The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Interpreting The Old Testament's Violent Portraits of God in Light of the Cross. And brace yourself ... there are two speed rounds in this episode.

  • Caryn Reeder – The Enemy in the Household

    Episode: The prospect of stoning a rebellious son or adulterer, or turning over an unorthodox brother or sister for execution is revolting. But how should a Jewish or Christian believer […]

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