The New Areopagus

May 21, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Acts 17:22-31 | ,

When the Apostle Paul reached Athens he explored the city, preached in the Synagogue, and then in the marketplace.  He carefully explored the objects of their religious symbols and concluded that they were very sincere in their quest for the divine.   Like Socrates, Paul was accused by some of proclaiming foreign deities.  Socrates lost his life after loosing his arguments at the Areopagus.  Paul left alive with some philosophers begging to "hear him again about this."  We face a new Areopagus today.  There are many in our world who are spiritual but not religious.  They seek an unknown god and if we care deeply about what matters to them we can find ways to speak the good news in meaningful ways.


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