The charge that God is immoral is usually trotted out in response to the supposed moral atrocities he condones and even commands in the Old Testament. The Israelite conquest—God’s command to wipe out the Canaanites from the promised land—is a classic example.

In this roundtable discussion, Bryan Chapell, J. D. Greear, and Mike McKinley consider street-level objections to the moral character of God. “Any kind of pat, simplistic answer is going to be unhelpful,” McKinley admits, since, well, there are none. Nevertheless, orthodox Christians have invariably believed that the Judge of all the earth will always do what’s right. Always.