We close our series on Galatians with chapter 6 and it seems to be a bit of an abrupt ending- especially when taken out of context! We really see how Paul’s words can be taken and used in a different way than he intended and we discuss how conservatives and evangelicals often use these verses to condemn marginalized folks. They create a list of what NOT to do, but Paul is much more on the side of progressive Christians than it seems! It’s important to not seed Paul to conservatives and purity culture, but also important to learn to read the Bible well so we can wrestle with these questions in a constructive way. What does it mean for us today to have a community of mutual responsibility? Instead of waiting for people to show up for you, are we also asking how we’re showing up for others? Paul’s instruction to the Galatians is to be led by faith, not by rules, and we want to embrace that while being mindful of the nuance and complexity of the world we live in today.
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