Quinn G. Caldwell
Quinn G. Caldwell is associate minister of Old South Church in Boston (UCC).
The Areopagus--the former location of the Athenian equivalent of the Roman senate--was a center of civic life. The name comes from "Ares," the Greek god of war, and "pagos," which means "hill" or "rock." The Roman equivalent of Ares is Mars, hence the translation sometimes used: the Mars Hill.
This week's texts make me think about interfaith dialogue, and interfaith dialogue makes me think of a conversation with my friend Ali. We were trying to reconcile the fact that each of our religions--or at least some segments of each of our religions--claims that the other's religion is flat out wrong.