Tomorrow we’ll start a series I’ve been planning, but I really wanted for us to just do a bit of house keeping today.
We’ll start looking at Galatians tomorrow, I studied theology, and I feel like theology is always worth a conversation, and I think the bible has a quite a lot to say about how we live our lives.
While I have looked at commentaries in preparing this I haven’t, usually quoted directly from them, I’ll provide a list of books below which I’ve read in preparing this. Obviously should I quote direct I will reference that. You can assume the books I use are ones I’d recommend.
I’m using Eugene Peterson’s Message version of the bible. While it’s not the most accurate in terms of word for word translation, I have it on good authority that the essence is pretty close to the Greek and Hebrew. If I had Greek, I’d translate it for you; sorry that I don’t.
I believe that the bible is the inspiration of God written by the hands of men. I believe it was written for a particular time and place, but the lessons contained there are timeless and universal. That means, I trust the bible, but I’m prepared to work out what it means for us today.
I’d love for this to be a conversation, I’d love to come and meet you in your favourite coffee shop, I’d love to open our bibles together, and work out what this means for us. Would you join me?
I expect I’ll add to this list, so keep a lookout.