I was clearing out some old files, and came across this picture with Brian Eaton and his family from the last DG Pastor’s Conference. Brian, who is Executive Director of Children Desiring God, also has a connection with my hometown and the Ev. Free Church I grew up in. This was the first time I had the privilege to meet their son (Isaiah, I think?) and I’m grateful for these small providences to reconnect!
For the weeks leading up to December 25 (
what the un-RPW world calls otherwise known as “Christmas” & “Advent”), we’re taking a 30,000 ft aerial flyover of the book of Galatians. Thinking especially that God sent His Son “in the fullness of time,” we’ll be using Galatians as a foil for considering Christ – and His benefits – that have come to us in these last days where we have the fullness of Christ. Topics like justification, adoption, freedom, covenant, the apostolic ministry, sanctification, and the Gospel will be addressed. And with the short window we’re giving ourselves, along with the 30k ft approach, that means I have to be pretty concise; so no, I won’t be doing any extended reflections in this series on “what are the στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου?”Here are some of the resources that I’ve found helpful for thinking about Galatians:
F.F. Bruce’s commentary in the NIGTC series. I love this series (usually) and I enjoy Bruce. Continue reading