Here’s the next part of #FaithrootsLive “men, women and leadership”.
Earlier this week in our #TheDailyDose talks I looked at what Paul had to say to Timothy about slaves and masters (1 Timothy 6:1-2). You can listen back here. As I explain in the talk, the Bible’s handling of ethical questions around keeping and trading slaves has wider implications. If the Bible permits slavery but… Continue reading More on slaves and the slave trade
1 Timothy 6:1-2 #TheDailyDose Did Paul endorse the practice of keeping slaves? Do we have to set aside Scripture in order to oppose slavery? What implications does this have for our position on other ethical issues including men and women in ministry, same sex relationships and transgenderism?
In some up coming posts, I’m going to try and outline the issues concerning Douglas Wilson’s teaching in order to show why it is unhealthy. But to do so, we need to engage properly with what Wilson is actually saying rather than hearsay or exaggeration and that means we need to take a little time… Continue reading Douglas Wilson on Slavery and racism
I woke yesterday to the news that George Floyd’s killer, Derek Chauvin has been convicted. This is good news because it means justice for Floyd’s family, but it does not deal with the issue of racism. In fact, it is concerning that some people are still trying to separate out the race issue here and… Continue reading George Floyd, justice and why the optics do matter
I’ve written about how a careful reading of Scripture demanded the abolition of slavery. The existence of the slave trade and the continued ownership of African slaves went against God’s word, specifically Paul’s teaching in his letters (including in Ephesians 6). Those who were subjected to the brutality of slavery will have got it. Eventually… Continue reading Abolition of Slavery – late adopters?
One of my areas of interest is the abolition of the slave trade. I wrote a dissertation on the subject whilst studying at Oak Hill and you can read this here. In the light of this and particularly when I began to dig into Ephesians for my 4th year long dissertation on “Marriage at Work”… Continue reading Abolishing Slavery
Today’s #DailyDose is a look at Ephesians 6:5-9. In it I argue that whilst the teaching has analogous implications for employer relations in the workplace, we shouldn’t rush there without thinking first about the original household context. I also wrote in greater depth on the abolition of slavery in this pdf e-book which “Wesley and… Continue reading Slaves and Masters
In response to my articles on obeying Government and civil disobedience, I saw this comment on twitter. So, I thought it might be worth working through the two case studies. First of all Daniel. I want you to notice a few things about Daniel’s account because it is in fact important to our thinking. First… Continue reading Resisting Tyranny – Two case studies
“Patriotism is the last resort of a scoundrel” This was the classic first term subject for the University debating club to get their teeth into. Of course, each year we would make the mistake of debating whether or not patriotism was a good or bad thing. In so doing, we missed the point that the… Continue reading My country right or wrong?