3 Theological Insights From Paul’s Discourse on the Areopagus

One of the most intriguing biblical accounts is found in Acts 17. In this chapter of the historical book of Acts, Paul addresses the intellectual elite of his day in Athens, including some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. The apostle stands on Mars Hill before those Greeks who “would spend their time in nothing except telling … Continue reading 3 Theological Insights From Paul’s Discourse on the Areopagus

Early to Church, Late to Forgive

In Matthew 23, Jesus famously pronounces his “seven woes” to the Scribes and Pharisees. In this section of the New Testament, we can really grasp the seriousness and righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ. I can picture it perfectly, Jesus in front of the crowds and his disciples, proclaiming a scathing review of the vain, … Continue reading Early to Church, Late to Forgive

Spiritual Decay: The Threat of Apathy

Christ’s church is not a structure of brick and mortar, but a collection of sinners made holy by the blood of Jesus. Though the church for which Jesus died is guaranteed an eternal existence (cf. Dan 2:44; Matt 16:18; Eph 3:20-21; Heb 12:28), individual congregations can still succumb to spiritual decay, and eventually, spiritual death. The spiritual reality of … Continue reading Spiritual Decay: The Threat of Apathy