Adult Bible Study Online Supplements

I've not been blogging much here lately, but I have been writing short weekly pieces for MennoMedia's online supplements to their adult Bible study curriculum. That began the first week of December and will go through February 2018. Here are the links to the pieces I've done so far, and I'll keep this updated as …

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The Bible is clear: God endorses slavery.

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 …

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Can We Read the Bible Devotionally? Should We Even Try?

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 …

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