The Christian is Not Just a Servant, But a Slave: The Tricky Business of Living Out Our True Identity

We are all slaves. Such is what Paul calls us. No other identity suits as well. Constantly he calls himself the doulos of Christ. Too often this term has been translated as servant. But we are not servants; we are slaves—those obligated, owned, and bent toward their master’s will. Calling the Christian a slave is certainly offensive to many but is in reality the most beautiful description. For generations, the term “doulos” (δοῦλος)... Read More

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