1 Peter’s call to endure unjust suffering has often been misused to justify domestic (and other) abuse. Writing from different perspectives, Steve Carter and Steve Finamore challenge that use of the text.
Charlotte Thomas invites us to exercise creative empathy when reading Biblical “texts of terror”, and asks what we might hear if we listened for Sarah’s voice in Genesis 22.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a crime as old, if not older, than the Bible. Yet, it is also a crime that remains endemic today, with almost one in three women globally having ‘been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner
Emma Ham-Riche asks whether there are lessons the church can learn about ways to present Biblical violence to children.
A script from a Keynote event with speaker Helen Paynter on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Nov 2021.
The Book of Nahum presents both a God of love and a God of vengeance. In this guest post, Professor Dr Klaas Spronk of the Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam raises the question “Can the message of God as an avenger comfort us
On 22nd August the RCL readings include Ephesians 6, the ‘armour of God’. CSBV research associate Peter King reflects on the challenges this presents. August 22 – Ephesians 6: 10 – 20. RCL Year B I have to admit that
Thomas Yoder Neufeld, Jesus and the Subversion of Violence: wrestling with the New Testament evidence (London: SPCK, 2011) Guest blogs are invited to stimulate thought and comment. They do not necessarily reflect the view of the Centre for the Study
William J Webb & Gordon K Oeste, Bloody, Brutal and Barbaric? Wrestling with Troubling War Texts, IVP USA, 2019 Two reviews of this new book by Ashley Hibbard and Howard Peskett. Review by Howard Peskett. Howard has taught in Newcastle
William Ford is Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at Belfast Bible College. This blog post is based on his book God, Pharaoh and Moses: Explaining the Lord’s Actions in the Exodus Plagues Narrative (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007). His current