Month: July 2013

1 Corinthians 1:18 to 2:5 – Whose way (or who) dominates?

July 24, 2013

This is the fourth post in the series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. The question we are asking is: What does this letter teach us about being a community of faith in diverse cultural contexts? And the passage for this post is 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5. In this passage Paul is continuing to address…

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1 Cor. 1:10-17 – Divisions Caused By Elitism

July 18, 2013

This is the third post in the series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. The question we are asking is: What does this letter teach us about being a community of faith in diverse cultural contexts? And the passage for this post is 1 Corinthians 1:10-17. One problem that consistently surfaced in the communities…

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1 Co. 1:1-9 – What does it mean to be a Christ-centered community?

July 16, 2013

This is the second post in a series of posts on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. As I work through this letter I am asking this question: What does it mean to be communities of faith in our diverse cultural contexts? I like 1 Corinthians because it is earthy. The Corinthians had real problems and…

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Looking at I Corinthians

July 16, 2013

I am beginning a series of posts on 1 Corinthians. As I work through this letter I will be asking this question: What does it mean to be communities of faith in diverse cultural contexts? I prefer the phrase community of faith over church because I think it better describes what the Scripture meant by the word ekklesia.…

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Jesus in the Qur'an

July 16, 2013

People often do not realize how much Jesus is talked about in the Qur’an. He is referred to more than even the Prophet of Islam. Below I have listed most (if not all) of the verses in the Qur’an that speak about Jesus. I draw from the translation by A. Yusuf Ali with some slight modifications. 2:87 We…

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