There are at least seven passages in the Bible where God is depicted as directly permitting or endorsing slavery. Two of these are in the Law of Moses: God permitted the Israelites to take slaves from conquered peoples permanently, and the Israelites could sell themselves into slavery temporarily to pay off debts (Exod 21:2-11; Lev … Continue reading The Bible is clear: God endorses slavery.
I received an email from a church member last night. In it he asks a question that I've received in different forms many times in my career as a professor and pastor, so I thought it would be worth posting his question and my response here. His question was prompted by comments I had made … Continue reading Can We Read the Bible Devotionally? Should We Even Try?