Someone Asked: “Why would I read the Old Testament?”

Season 5, Episode 17

SOMEONE ASKED: “Why would I read the Old Testament?”

The Old Testament is about the underdog, about liberating people from oppression. Moreover, it’s about God’s steadfast love: God’s redemption, grace, forgiveness, and inclusion despite Israel’s misdeeds. All themes of which still hold relevance to us in our time. Tune in as the Circle of Hope pastor’s discuss the importance of what Christians call the “Old Testament” and the various ways to engage with it.

Check out these resources:

In defense of the wrath of God in the Old Testament (Jonny Rashid’s blog):

What can we do with the violence in the Old Testament (Jonny Rashid’s blog):

War in the Old Testament: A Journey Toward Nonparticipation (Way of Jesus website):

About Someone Asked: The Circle of Hope pastors spend a lot of time in conversation. We’ve collected some topics that people actually ask us. We choose one in which we’ll spend about five minutes every other week. Let’s see what happens!

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