In this article, Michael Bird picks up on some disturbing comments that John MacArthur made about slavery back in 2012. I agree with Bird, that the comments were troubling. MacArthur’s suggestion that benign slavery was possible is utterly wrong headed. There is of course a fundamental difference between sticking with a good institution like marriage… Continue reading A better ethic than the Bible?
I thought it might be of interest to have a look at one of the Reformers and see how he handled the question of slavery in Scripture. So here’s some commentary on how John Calvin handles Ephesians 6. Calvin is of particular interest because as I’ve argued previously, he seems to argue from Ephesians 5:21… Continue reading Calvin on slavery
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