In light of recent report by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on that school’s grim, sinful history as a defender of and advocate for slavery, I’ve collected some of the key posts here on the topic. It seems I repeat myself a lot.
5.26.07: Giving the moon the finger
3.9.11: Re-reading Woolman after 20 years
5.28.12: Slavery, seafood, sexuality and the Southern Bible
5.28.12: Slavery and same-sex marriage (cont’d.)
10.10.12: The clobber verses of slavery & the slavery of clobber verses
3.4.13: Concubines and ‘biblical families’: Literalism, inerrancy, slavery and a great deal of money
9.16.13: Three strikes against white evangelical theology
9.17.13: Slavery, segregation and biblical literalism (cont’d.)
11.21.13: ‘Inerrancy’ is just Round 2 of the Bible-battle over slavery
6.17.14: This is not good news. This is not salvation.
8.21.14: The Hole in Noll: The whiteness of ‘[White] America’s God’
11.17.14: A ‘Yankee abolitionist holiday’
12.4.14: Evangelical biblicism is a new(ish) thing
12.5.14: White evangelical biblicism grew up defending slavery. That’s what it’s for.
12.18.14: The Bible used to get a lot of things wrong
12.29.14: The Bible is clearly ambiguous, but not that kind of ambiguous
1.30.15: Slavery and the Creation of a Counterfeit ‘Biblical Civilization’ in America: 1619-1865
2.1.15: Slavery and the way we read the Bible: The picture is accurate, but it’s upside-down
4.23.15: Inerrancy, white evangelicals, ‘and the sin of racism’
6.20.15: Our job is to unlearn the lies we learned from the theologians of slavery (part 1)
6.21.15: Unlearning the lies we learned from the theologians of slavery (part 2)
6.26.15: Unlearning the lies we learned from the theologians of slavery (part 3)
11.13.15: Al Mohler’s pompous piety can’t make chicken soup out of the chicken-poop argument invented to justify slavery
12.10.15: ‘If X is not wrong, then nothing is wrong’
4.18.16: What if we learned about the Bible from the people who got it right?
1.9.17: Go and learn what this means — the bad-faith ‘biblical’ defense of injustice (part 1)
1.10.17: Go and learn what this means — the bad-faith ‘biblical’ defense of injustice (part 2)
3.21.17: The audacious claim that we are not shaped by history
6.29.17: The Defenders of Slavery Taught us How to Bible