Tagged: Black America

Reflections on The Birth of a Nation (2016)

This past weekend I watched the film The Birth of a Nation – here’s the summary: Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts...

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PODCAST: Work and Slavery

What does the Bible say about our relationship to work, and do those same scriptures also clearly approve or condemn slavery? My main thesis is that the household codes that discuss the obedience of servants to masters, in the Roman context, is primarily addressed to the majority...

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Sorting out the Civil War’s causes

With the upcoming Sesquicentennial (150 years) of the Civil War, a lot of discussion is occurring around racism in America, as well as the role of religion and politics in the making and unmaking of slavery and racism in America. Here’s two really good resources,...

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