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How Freedom Grows

How Freedom Grows

  Here’s a quick and dirty recap of where we’re at in Galatians:   The Roman province of Galatia was basically the middle of the contemporary country of Turkey. Paul went there telling the story of Jesus and planting churches. As he went, he made a...
Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ

  I grew up deep in the holiness movement, so I’m a crackerjack at pointing out sin. I can use Bible verses like Audubon used brushes to identify more sins than there are birds in America. We didn’t drink virgin strawberry daiquiris because someone might think...
No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Have you ever had a day where you used your words, just like your mother taught you, and you thought you were being so clear, but then it turned out that no one understood what you were talking about? That no one was really listening? You were using your words, but...
A Promise Fulfilled

A Promise Fulfilled

06.18.17 – A Promise Fulfilled – Galatians 3:10-22   One of my favorite theological writers, Douglas Adams, opens a book called The Restaurant at the End of the Universe with these lines:   “The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was...
Paul Meets the Living Christ

Paul Meets the Living Christ

Last week, we looked at the introduction to Paul’s letter to the Galatians. We noticed that while letters of this time period typically started with a formal introduction and greeting in several parts, Paul launches past all the niceties to dive straight in.  ...