We’re continuing to preach through Galatians at my church, All Saints, Ealing, and I have the privilege this week of preaching on 2:11-21, one of the ‘mountain top’ passages in the letter IMHO. Here are links to the two parts of my sermon from my YouTube channel. As always, feedback and comments are very welcome!
Below are the two parts of my sermon for All Saints Ealing (London) this Sunday. We’re starting a series of sermons looking at Paul’s letter to the Galatians, so the first part provides an overview of the letter (13 mins) and the second looks in more detail at the opening twelve verses (10 mins). I’d welcome comments and feedback.
Can you sum up a massive (672 pages) book in 28 pages? Professor John Barclay demonstrates in this fine Grove Biblical booklet that the answer is ‘Yes’. I had the privilege of being in a reading group which worked through Barclay’s big book, Paul and the Gift (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015) in the earlier part of this year, and I am hugely impressed that he has such a good grasp of his own argument that he can express it both clearly and succinctly—an ability that many academics would Continue reading →
My good friend Peter Oakes of the University of Manchester has kindly sent me details of the launch of his new commentary on Galatians in the Paideia series from Baker Academic. He has an impressive line-up of senior scholars saying very nice things about it (see below). Nijay Gupta has greeted it with enthusiasm, and Mike Bird and Antony Billington have written positive brief posts about it. I’m greatly looking forward to digging into this book, as I teach Galatians in Greek with a second-year class. There’s quite Continue reading →