2017 Advent reflections – Paul and Colosse

This Advent we shall study Paul’s letter to the new church in Colossae (some spell it Colosse). Most scholars confirm Paul as the author of the letter. Paul (assuming it was he!) probably wrote the letter when he was in prison. Although he doesn’t express it directly in his letter, it seems that there were some odd goings-on in that church. We’ll attempt to read between the lines to see why Paul, who never went to Colossae himself, writes the letter.