Episode 12 - Holy War pt 1
How do we reconcile the goodness of Jesus and the violence of the Old Testament that is seemingly attributed to God? In this episode, we begin a 2 part series exploring Holy War with pastor and author Josh Butler.
There are few topics that are as difficult for followers of Jesus than this and the answers we've received often feel a bit reductionist. That leaves many of us feeling afraid of the story and even afraid of the God depicted in the story. For others of us, we refuse to accept that kind of violence and reject either the story or the God of the story.
What should we do with the violence of the OT? And more importantly, who is the God of these actions and moments?
The answer we walk away with, is compelling and even good, but it's not easy.