(West Chester, PA, May 19, 2019) Outdoor writer Steve Sorensen won the top “Excellence in Craft” award from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association May 19, for an article titled “The Ultimate Hunting Goal: Building Lifelong Hunters.” Deer and Deer Hunting published the article in the September 2018 issue. To be eligible for this award, Sorensen had to win first place in one of 28 “Excellence in Craft” categories. He won in the category “Pass It On” for the article which most effectively promotes passing on the love and appreciation of the outdoors. From those 28 first place winners, “The Ultimate Hunting Goal” was recognized as “The Best of the Best,” an award sponsored by the National
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!