Galatians 4:21-5:1. The “Allegory” of Isaac and Ishmael

At St John’s Anglican Cathedral Parramatta we’ve had a regular Wednesday lunchtime Bible Talk for those working in the local area. We’d moved online just prior to the current restrictions and have continued there ever since. We’re working our way through Galatians. Here’s my thoughts on that curious little passage in chapter 4. At the […]

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Horus Reads the Internet

harsh, but fair: … because … you’re … a … Biblically-illiterate buffoon who has never listened to a single Christian sermon on the issue, talked with a single Christian theologian about this subject, read a single one of the countless words that Christians have written on this subject and your only familiarity with the matter […]

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The Gospel, the Gospels and Rome – Where Do We Draw the Line?

One of the most difficult (and seemingly intractible) questions that Protestants must engage with is our common response to the Roman Catholic Church (“RCC”). Anyone with even a limited grasp of the events of the Reformation must acknowledge that there were profound and axiomatic differences between the Protestant Reformers and the Church of Rome, differences that […]

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Isaac and Ishmael in Galatians 4

Following on from a fascinating facebook discussion, I thought it useful to revisit this interesting little subject. What exactly is going on here? Galatians 4:21-31 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by […]

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