Disciples or Converts – Is There a Difference?

As far as my formal Christianity is concerned, I come from a baptist background. As baptists, we have a tendency to describe things in categories and outline commands in action-points. This does not always work well for us. While such a cautious approach to the Christian walk protects many of us from error, it does … Continue reading Disciples or Converts – Is There a Difference?

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The Point of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”

I don't recall ever hearing a sermon or reading a commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 in which the speaker or writer did not pause to speculate on what Paul's thorn could have been. Somehow, the nature of this thorn seems important to us than it was to Paul, who chose not to reveal it. It … Continue reading The Point of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”