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Bex Canner

Bex Canner
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Bex Canner is a theology student, a medical doctor practicing family medicine, an artist, and a survivor of a strict Plymouth Brethren upbringing. Canner has a resounding interest in the Bible and especially in up-ending the long-abiding tendency by scholars toward heteronormative patriarchal interpretation of the Hebrew scriptures, taking a fresh approach to the text and coaxing from it surprising messages of love, healing, and redemption. Canner identifies as non-binary and queer. They live on the windswept south coast of Wellington, New Zealand with their family and three cats.

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1 Timothy 6:1-2—The Crushing Yoke of Slavery, Part 2

Lesson 16: "Our last lesson sought to accurately situate 1 Timothy 6:1-2 in its literary and historical context. When we read selected biblical texts like this passage as eternally relevant, they can cause great damage. For centuries, slaveholders in the American South used this text to justify chattel slavery, as if God intended some people to serve as the personal property of their supposed superiors."