Tag Archives: The Book of Joshua

Joshua’s Altar Call and the Skinner Box

Joshua’s Most Famous Sermon Text Joshua 24:14–18 (NET) 14 Now obey the Lord and worship him with integrity and loyalty. Put aside the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt and worship the Lord. 15 If you … Continue reading

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What the Lying, Cheating Gibeonite League can teach us about all the sermons and blogs that say “the church needs to” or “Christians need to”

Trying To Make Better Christians I have a good portion of my RSS feeds devoted to Christian blogs. An incredible portion of blog posts begin with “Why the church needs to…” “Why Christians need to…” Most Christian writing, preaching, movie … Continue reading

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Kim Davis and the Sons of Maccabee meet the Jericho Quandary

Religious Freedom Crusader or Ignorant Religious Bigot?  The big twitter-fight story of this week in America was of course Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to provide a marriage license to a same-sex couple. Her refusal to, as a … Continue reading

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Time Warner’s Hypocrisy in calling out Huckster Evangelists through John Oliver and the Message of the Book of Joshua

TV Prosperity Gospel Preachers Exposed John Oliver a couple of weeks ago did an expose on wealthy TV televangelists and the IRS regulations about churches. Some of us are old enough to remember that this is pretty much a stock … Continue reading

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How the Opportunistic Madam Gambles on Yhwh and Wins

From Exodus to Joshua As we travel through the Old Testament we’ve seen a mighty and powerful God rescue enslaved Israel from superpower Egypt. Pharaoh was the leader of a world class power and had an ego to match and … Continue reading

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