Category Archives: Mars Hill Address

Should we always use the Bible in witnessing for Christ?

My title for this post might be a bit misleading… I think the diversity of models for outreach in Acts 17 deserves more thoughtful dialogue in the Church today. Continue reading

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Renewed focus on common grace

We need to give thoughtful consideration of the activities of God outside of the context of redemption. I don’t mean activities completely disconnected from redemptive work because everything traces a degree of connection back to God’s redemption. We need to … Continue reading

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Presenting the Unknown God (Part 3)

 “Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even … Continue reading

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Presenting the Unknown God, Pt. 2

Athens: the university city of the world and the place Roman senators and wealthy foreigners sent their sons to study. It was a city distinguished by cultural and intellectual achievements. It had been home to the greatest philosophers of the … Continue reading

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Presenting the Unknown God Pt. 1

“While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace … Continue reading

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