“How should the church respond to Paul’s letter to the Galatians?”
Today we conclude a thirteen-week study of the book of Galatians. Paul was clearly not reinventing another religion but preserving the integrity of the gospel message which not only liberates all people from institutional powers, but from frees us from the inside out. By ridding us of external and internal pressures that are trying to define and derail our lives, Paul is showing all people the path to personal freedom.
Join me now as we see beyond the lens of modern evangelical Christianity and see Paul’s message for what it really was, a free-flowing charter on how to live, and find your true self transparently grounded in God.
“How do you or your religious institution deal with sin?”
If your experience is like mine, then you are probably used to pastors and religious leaders going on and on about sin and dealing with it in very severe ways and in dramatic fashion. In today’s podcast and post we learn that Paul’s recommendation is the exact opposite.
Join me now as we see beyond the “teeter totter” sin management systems of religion that push our anthropology down and our Christology up. The result is a gospel freedom not from our sin, but despite it.
“How successful have you been at eradicating sin from your life?”
I know that’s a loaded question but my hope is that you will answer it honestly and recognize that while some sins may cease or diminish, there are still a host of sins in our lives that simply won’t go away. What are we to do with those?
In today’s post and podcast we continue our exploration of Galatians when Paul opens up what I call the junk drawer of naughtiness. His list of interpersonal transgressions is very long and it’s likely some of your besetting sins are on it. Join me now as we learn to see beyond the battle of flesh and the spirit and gain a new way to understand and live with these two powerful forces within us.
“Do you have an area of your life that no matter how hard you try, lasting change seems impossible?
In today’s podcast and post, we continue our study of Galatians and explore how internal freedom is entangled in the captivity of our flesh. We’re camping out on this topic for a few weeks because so many of us work from a flawed understanding and thus we fail not despite our best efforts but because of them.
Join me now as we reframe the battle of the flesh vs the spirit into a dance of necessary tension. This not only allows us to live from a place of inner freedom but it gives us the lens to see beyond everything.
“Are you aware of your shadow self? Do you understand your dark side?”
In today’s podcast and post, we continue our study of Galatians and explore how internal freedom is entangled with the captivity of our flesh. In other words there is a constant dance between shadow and light, flesh and spirit.
Join me now as we learn about our dark side, and free ourselves from the old binary framework of good versus evil. We’ll explore the only possible reason our shadow can exist in the first place and why that allows us to see beyond everything.