Introduction As we saw previously, 2:1–3:6 contains five pericopes (narrative sections) in which controversy looms large. Conflict is a predominate theme in these verses. Though there remains at this point a sense of secretiveness to those who do not grasp the story line (unbelievers), nevertheless,
Many things that we now take for granted began in very small, unnoticed ways and, often, in out-of-the-way places. For example, Microsoft began in a college dorm room by a young man who would soon drop out of university. Apple had a similarly inauspicious beginning.
Strangely, one of the most awkward moments for Christians is when another asks us, “What can I pray for?” On two occasions very recently, my wife and I were asked this very question. Let me say, I don’t think there are many demonstrations of affection
Semper Reformanda—“always reforming.” This has been the motto, if not the consistent practice, of self-proclaimed biblical churches since the famed sixteenth-century reformation. That reformation commenced 499 years ago this month. Thoughtful Christians are grateful for that movement. As church leaders and their congregations became convinced