What about all the violence in the Bible? is a Pete Williams talk recorded at Keswick Convention - 2017 on Bible Interpretation available as CD format.
The big objection in the 19th century was that the Bible isn't true. The big objection in the late 20th century has been that it's not fair. In this series we look first at the objection that scripture is immoral because it is untrue. Then we go through some of today's biggest moral objections to the Bible: what are we to make of war in the Old Testament? What about God commanding the destruction of nations? Doesn't the Bible support slavery? Doesn't the Old
Testament support polygamy? Isn't the Bible as a whole sexist? Isn't it homophobic? How can it be our moral guide today? Isn't the whole thing simply too weird? Can't we have Christianity without such a rigid attachment to the Bible? What about all the violence in the Bible? God commanded Joshua to destroy the nation of Canaan, including the noncombatant. How can that be just? Pete Williams looks at this and other objections and show how many different lines of argument can be used to answer them. A talk by Pete Williams, part two of a four part series.