Well, who better to investigate this topic with than cold-case homocide detective J. Warner Wallace? Last year, Wallace offered a series of 3 articles in which he attempts to deal the with the issue of slavery and the Bible. I believe his explanations deal more directly with the issue than others I have heard.
The articles are as follows:
Why Did Some Historic Christians Promote Slavery While Others Condemned It?
Four Differences Between New Testament Servitude and New World Slavery
Why Would Have God Have Permitted Any Form of Servitude or Slavery?
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Courage and Godspeed,