1 Corinthians 4:1-21 – Leadership under the Crucified Christ

When we work overseas we become members of international and interdenominational communities. Since we come from different countries and from different religious backgrounds, even though we are all disciples of the Lord Jesus, we find that we … [Read more...]

1 Corinthians 3:5-23 – A New Vision of God’s Temple

From 1:10 till 3:4 Paul has been addressing the problem of divisions within the Corinthian community. These divisions were caused in part by leaders, teachers, or speakers who were trying to gain status and wider respect for themselves by developing … [Read more...]

1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4 – Mature Spirituality

This is the fifth post in the series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. The overarching question we are asking in this series is: What does this letter teach us about being a community of faith in diverse cultural contexts? And the passage … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Looking at I Corinthians

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 … [Read more...]