Social media is a place where lots of people aren't very social. We argue. We debate. We insult. We polarize. It's like stepping into the shower where the water is either freezing or scalding. How do you break through and get your message heard? Sometimes you can't. But instead of frustrating ourselves with people who aren't interested in changing their views, it might be better to ask simple questions that leave your friend thinking. But what questions do we ask? There are many, but in this week's column I focus on three angles every argument (on any topic) ultimately follow: one logical, one practical, and one emotional. If you're interested in how to talk to anyone who questions the legit
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!