"The God of Joshua" by Fr. Lawrence Farley

This is a repost from the OCA website, with embellishments of pictures from my own google searches:

In the rough and tumble of world of online polemics against Christians, it is common for our detractors to object that our Faith is fatally simplistic and essentially violent.  2,264 more words

A robe dipped in blood

Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True . . . He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God. 667 more words

Sunday Quote!- Mythical Wars in the Bible?

Every Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way! 399 more words


What is the Key Word to Describe the Bible?

Looking at the main characters so far from Genesis: Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and Moses the rhythm is clear. Under the direction of god these stars of the bible promote a single description: VIOLENCE. 1,040 more words

Painting Biblical Violence in Primary Colors

Painting Biblical Violence in Primary Colors

I’ve always been puzzled by the fact that we take some of the most violent stories in the Bible and turn them into happy little children’s stories and coloring pages: the flood story; the ten plagues; the genocide at Jericho; Solomon threatening to slice a baby in two. 348 more words


What to make of VIOLENCE in the BIBLE

When the History Channel released series “The Bible” many people, including myself, were taken aback by the violence in the Old Testament episodes. It’s graphic and plentiful. 47 more words


The Old Testament: Proverbs II – Contradictions Weaken a Message?

I was a pretty big pain for my parents when it came to my diet.  I avoided all things green or really anything with nutritional value.  616 more words