Does God Endorse Violence and Genocide: Episode 3


Many people struggle with the violence of the Old Testament and particularly the apparent genocide in Canaan. We’ll take a closer look at these passages to confront some popular caricatures, revealing not only that these passages do not depict genocide, they are surprisingly a great source of hope.

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Joshua Ryan Butler

Joshua is pastor of Imago Dei Community (Portland, OR) and author of The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War and The Pursuing God: A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That’s Dying to Bring Us Home. Joshua oversees his church’s work in foster care, human trafficking and homelessness.


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