What do slavery, marriage, and homosexuality have to do with each other? “There was a time when society thought it was just fine to deny women the right to vote. And there was a time when slavery was accepted and segregation was the norm and we didn’t want anyone who wasn’t like us living on […]
In his book The Politics of Jesus, John Howard Yoder does a good job of explaining how resisting evil is not the same as overcoming it. Each requires a different strategy. According to Yoder, slaves who obeyed their masters out of reverence for Christ were “challenging” the establishment in the kind of unexpected way Jesus […]
Although slavery ranks with Hitler as a handy illustration of evil, for most of human history it simply was a fact of human life, not becoming a consuming moral issue until the 19th century and then only within Western culture.