The book of Judges is filled with murder, intrigue, battles, lust, power, and all sorts of other stuff. It's the story of a downward spiral into idolatry and disunity. And yet, the book is often preached as a collection of stories about heroes who should be emulated. In the coming weeks, we will be looking at what God has to say to us through this troubling book about troubling times, when each man did what was “right in his own eyes” and what it can mean for the Church today, living in our own troubling times when, again, everyone is doing what is right in his or her own eyes. And yet, we will find that with God, things are never hopeless.