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  1. Tracy Fitzgerald

    Good thoughts!

    What does one do when “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28) becomes the unassailable, revealed Truth… especially in a culture in which slavery is considered a “natural” state of affairs? I think this epistle in some ways may be Paul’s most subversive. It may be Paul’s way of living out Jesus’ parable of the leaven: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.” (Mat 13:33). We should be careful not to mistake Paul’s (and other early church figures’) apparent silence on slavery and other cultural norms of the day for acquiescence.


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