The Problem of a Slave

Without an understanding of the slave problem as it existed in the Roman empire of Paul’s day the Epistle to Philemon cannot be fully appreciated. Slaves were a recognized part of the social structure and were considered members of their master’s household. Between the years 146 BCE and 235 CE the proportion of slaves toContinue reading “The Problem of a Slave”

The Letter

When I was in my early 20’s I used to eagerly visit the mailbox every day looking for a letter from my favorite gal, who later became my wife. We lived 120 miles apart and it was before the age of email and cell phone, so it was a special treat to open the mailbox and smellContinue reading “The Letter”