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Colossians Remixed 45

We now close off Colossians Remixed with the final section in Walsh and Keesmaat’s book.
Paul is in prison (4:3).
Onesimus is now seen as a faithful brother (4:9).
Nympha is a leader in the church (4:15).
Archippus is to remember his call.
Paul asks everyone to “remember my chains” (4:18).
We are called to embody the gospel of a crucified Messiah. This gospel challenges the principalities and powers of our age. The new community is to embody that gospel challenge.
Embrace the one who wears, not a crown, but a cross.
Give Paul a hearing.
Enter into the lived story of the community of Christ.
I will give some summary thoughts on Walsh and Keesmaat’s book Monday.

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posted November 16, 2007 at 8:35 am

In today’s religious and political climate, I think many leaders would write, “I am in chains; do battle with the corrupt government that put me here” instead of “I am in chains; don’t forget to share the gospel whenever possible and pray for an open door (irony) for me, too.”
Christian subversion at its finest.

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