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We now close off Colossians Remixed with the final section in Walsh and Keesmaat’s book.
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.