Purchase slaves from among the foreigners who live among you... The slave will belong to his master forever... Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.
These words are directly from the Bible itself. So, does the Bible condone slavery? Does God himself promote slavery? These questions matter just as much today as they ever have before. In this Theology Forum on Slavery in the Bible, pastor/church-planter/writer Steve Patton tackles these difficult texts and takes us on an unexpected journey towards a deeper understanding of a good God who redeems humanity not just in spite of but in fact, right through our brokenness, both past and present.