Friday, January 11, 2013

Unbelievable - the Slaughter of the Amalekites

As you may have noticed, I've been blogging quite a bit about the Amalekites in 1 Samuel 15. That's because I've been doing a bit of work on them because I'm in a debate on the radio tomorrow - on Justin Brierley's show Unbelievable. It's at 2:30pm, on Premier Christian Radio.

For those who are interested in reading a bit more about the Amalekites and where I'm at with understanding them at the moment, I've created a dedicated page to pull together stuff I've written on the issue.


Anonymous said...

I just finished listening to Unbelievable podcast. Rereading the relevant passages last night, your view, that Saul should not have been taking plunder for himself, makes a lot of sense, particularly considering the reasons for punishing him. Thank you!

Justin said...

Check out for the newest episode which has some commentary at the tail end of the episode.

Steven Carr said...

A little tip to help you improve the image of Christianity in this country.

Don't defend the killing of children.

Or defend ethnic cleansing.

Or claim whole groups of people were evil because you read it in a book.

You are welcome to ignore this advice.

Lots of people do ignore such helpful advice about improving the image of Christianity.

Why does Christianity have such a bad image in the UK?

It's baffling, isn't it?