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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Collected Works on "Slavery" and the Bible

Here are my articles and episodes dealing with the question of "slavery" in the Bible and why the objection against the Bible is often misleading, misinformed, ignorant and just flat out wrong.


1. Slavery in the Bible Part 1 - History and Culture (audio)

2. Slavery in the Bible Part 2 - Casuistic Laws in the Old Testament (audio)

3. Slavery in the Bible Part 3 - Slavery in the NT and History (audio)

4. Exodus 21:20-21: A Manual for Beating Slaves?

5. Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do What is Just? (audio). [This really should go first, but I put it at the end since many will come here simply for the episodes directly on slavery.]

6. Slavery in the Bible and the Ancient Context (a talk given at the 2019 Mentionables Conference)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Pericope Adulterae in the Gospel of John

In this episode, I review the reasons why nearly all scholars do not think that the story of the woman caught in adultery (the Pericope Adulterae) is authentic to John's Gospel and why it should not be included in the New Testament.

Enjoy the show!

(Oh and sorry but I'm not the best sound editor. There was a weird clicking noise randomly through the episode and so I know enough to remove it... but then it makes me sound very tinny and mechanical throughout. But that was less distracting than random minutes of a very fact clicking noise...)


Saturday, December 8, 2018

On Cherry Picking from the Bible

We Christians are often accused of "cherry picking" from the Bible by skeptics. We eat pork, we shave our sideburns, we dont go to church on Saturday, but we also think homosexual behavior is a sin and we affirm the 10 commandments. What gives? Are just cherry picking the parts we like and ignoring the rest or is something more theologically robust happening?

Enjoy the show!