Posts Tagged: Galatians

070316 – Theology Matters

Paul Tillich wrote, “If I were asked to sum up the Christian message for our time in two words, I would say with Paul: It is the message of a “New Creation.” The Apostle Paul ends his letter to the church in Galatia with a heartfelt, personal plea: let the free gift of God’s grace… Read more

062616 – Gifted with Freedom

In our reading from Galatians 5:1, 13-25, the Apostle Paul, self-declared “slave of Christ” presses the early church in Galatia to consider the freedom that have been given by God through Christ. Freedom is not just another word for “nothing left to lose”, rather the freedom Paul speaks of is given so that we might… Read more

060516 – By Grace Compelled

In this second reading from Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia, Paul starts from his own context. It is his faith journey that informs his preaching. His own personal experiences of the radical presence of divine grace are intimately connected to his view of faith. They cannot be separated from one another. Before he… Read more

052916 – An Unsettling Beginning

Paul throws down the gauntlet in the opening verses of his letter to the church in Galatia (Galatians 1:1-12). He sees trouble, and in an uncomfortable beginning, his disapproval of the church’s situation is laid bare. From the onset it’s clear, Paul will be pulling no punches in his sweeping criticism of the church’s move… Read more