Debt Cancellation (2)

In this post we will explore two other key texts that explain forgiveness through the lens of debt removal. Again, take note of the financial language throughout these two passages. Luke 7:41-50: Debt, Forgiveness, and Love “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not […]

Debt Cancellation (1)

As was noted in the last post, the cancellation of debt is an important image in the New Testament for explaining and understanding the concept of forgiveness. In this post we will look at two texts that portray forgiveness through this very helpful and accessible image. These texts will not be new to you, but […]

I am Onesimus

Do you recall the story of Onesimus? He was the runaway slave of a man named Philemon. Through a strange series of events this runaway ended up in Rome in Paul’s company. ¬†Exactly how this occurred (whether it was intentional or unintentional) is never spelled out. We know that Paul had a relationship with Philemon […]