Can we read scripture critically and theologically at the same time?
Wright tells a great story. Would the apostle recognize it?
They use the conventions of Jewish resistance poetry to challenge Roman occupation.
The apostle reminds us that Christian life—married or not—isn't about personal fulfillment.
It's not exactly a spiritual gift.
The church at Corinth had many problems. Some simple kindness would have helped.
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The aqueduct. The roads. An enforced peace to allow a young faith to spread.
In Athens, the apostle bears witness—and doesn't try to be cool.
Flesh is indeterminate. It flows, changes over time, and is consumed and transformed. It becomes the reality of rich spiritual encounter.