Author: Matthew Rindge

Matthew Rindge is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University. Currently he is revising Illustrating Wisdom: Luke 12:13-34 and the Interplay of Death and Possessions for the Society of Biblical Literature’s series Early Christianity and Its Literature and co-writing The History of Biblical Interpretation to 1835: A Reader (Westminster John Knox Press).

Mark’s Gospel, Social Outcasts, and Modern Slavery

[1] Poverty entraps people by ensnaring and entangling them in intricate and inescapable webs of slavery. I use “slavery” not as a metaphor, but as an apt description of what life is like for between twelve and twenty-seven million people today.1 That there are more slaves today than at any other time in history should […]