Five on Friday

Here’s five things that are worth a look…



In my Sunday Bible class, we recently discussed the passages of violence in the Old Testament that lead many skeptics and atheists to claim that God commands genocide and condones war and violence. That’s obviously not the case, as Dr. Paul Copan demonstrates in his book Is God a Moral Monster?

If you would like to investigate the “strange” stories in the Old Testament and what they tell us about God, this book is an excellent resource.


This 5-minute video provides a good look at some of the things addressed in Dr. Copan’s book mentioned above:


Two weeks ago, our family saw the movie Hidden Figures and loved it! It was so inspiring and uplifting. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out.




Published by: rustytugman

I am a husband, father, and preacher. I have the great privilege of serving a wonderful church family at the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, OK. I have graduate degrees in ministry and administrative leadership and I also run the occasional marathon. This blog provides a platform to share some thoughts about Scripture, church, ministry, leadership, current events, books I'm reading, and baseball. Thanks for joining me!

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