It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day today. There are more than 30 million people enslaved in the world today, according to the nonprofit group Not for Sale, a group that raises awareness and aid for victims of human trafficking. The group says that there are more slaves today “than at any other point in human history.” […]
A quick excerpt from a blog you need to know about, Christ the Tao, speaking on Christianity and slavery: the modern abolitionist movement, led by zealous believers like William Wilberforce, was no fluke. There is, in the genome of Scripture, something that pushes towards liberty, that eventually emerged in a big way. [From Christ the […]
The other day I asked, Can you identify the context of this passage? To have a persona [to be a person] was to have a face before the law—which is to say, to be recognized as one possessing rights and privileges before a court, or as being able to give testimony upon the strength of […]
Why doesn’t the New Testament condemn slavery? Is the Bible hopelessly behind on humane ethics? How could southern slaveholders say the Scriptures supported the practice? My article on The Question of Slavery has just been posted at BreakPoint.
A popular-level follow-up to Paul Copan’s book on the ethics of the Old Testament: If Bible-believing Southerners had followed Israel’s law code, antebellum slavery would not have existed or been much of an issue. [From Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? An Overview]
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series God and Genocide Book Review Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan The Old Testament God doesn’t seem to make sense. “New Atheists” like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris accuse him of genocide, and most […]
This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Basic Discipleship of the Mind A reference in J.P. Moreland’s modern classic, Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul, steered me toward another classic, this one by William Wilberforce: Real Christianity. The link there is […]