—  What the Bible says about Slavery | Josh Bowen | Weekly Sunday Gathering —  Baker Ripley, 6500 Rookin, Houston, TX

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Main Presentation: What the Bible says about Slavery by Josh Bowen

Josh will be speaking on what the Bible actually says about the practice of slavery. Many online apologists work very hard to downplay the reality of slavery as presented in the Old Testament. It is regularly asserted that slavery was nothing like what we saw in the antebellum South, but was more like a job or owning a credit card. And, after all, the message of the Bible is one of liberation and freedom from slavery! How could the Bible condone - much less endorse - such a practice?

We will look at the various laws that govern the practice of slavery in the Old Testament, demonstrating that it was not simply akin to having a job in the modern age. We will also examine the idea that God was "meeting people where they were", slowly nudging them toward a higher sense of morality and the abolition of slavery in the New Testament. In the end, you will know what the Old Testament laws say about slavery, and what - if anything - the New Testament did to bring about its abolition.

Dr. Joshua Bowen is an Assyriologist and YouTuber with extensive training in the languages of the Ancient Near East. His first publication, Learn to Read Ancient Sumerian: An Introduction for Complete Beginners, aimed to make the world's oldest written language available to everyone. He is an enthusiastic communicator of academic information, and works hard to make the ancient world accessible to non-specialists.

Music: The Mighty Orq

Roots music at its finest; with an arresting and nuanced voice, and a singular guitar style, The Mighty Orq solo or with his band is powerfully soulful.

We are back to our regular start time of 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM

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Baker Ripley Community Center
6500 Rookin St
Houston, TX 77074

Houston Oasis meets in the Reunion Hall Gymnasium on the Baker Ripley campus. From Hillcroft St, turn right onto High Star Dr, then turn right into the Baker Ripley parking lot just past where the road curves to become Rookin St. You can park anywhere in this lot and follow the "Oasis" directional signs to the gym. Harris County is back at Level 3 - Moderate therefore we are relaxing our mask requirements

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