One of the big topics in the hunting world today is its decline. We can blame ourselves, but we can also blame a culture—we are becoming more urban, families are getting smaller, people are relocating for jobs, politics comes into play... there's no end to playing the blame game on this. While I don't have the complete answer, I do believe we can take some steps to reverse the trend. I've mentioned three in today's column, but you can probably add many more. Two things are sure: (1.) Hunting is conservation, and if hunting goes away, we have no model for wildlife management that will replace it. (2.) It's going to take a concerted, heroic effort from all of us to preserve hunting by bringi
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison (Genesis 27:3, KJV).
God is pro-hunting. That's right, and he has some things to say about the chase. The Bible presents hunting in a positive light. History, science and common sense also inform us about the role hunting plays in God's created order — what people call nature.
"Mission: Hunter" is a blog that addresses hunting topics through the lens of theology for the woods and for hunters who pursue deer and other wildlife in its native habitat, grounded in the moral rightness of hunting from a Christian and biblical point of view.
The Bible does not support the common idea that hunting is morally wrong. Hunting is moral, positive, and right for a Christian believer to do. In the Old Testament the history of hunting goes back to the days of Noah (Genesis 9:2-3). In the New Testament it was God who told Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, to "Kill and eat" (Acts 10:13). God's word in Genesis 9:2-3 never changed.
In my mission to pursue Christ, hunting is a platform for sharing the gospel through writing and speaking. Mission: Hunter!