Paul’s debate with the philosophers at the Areopagus remains a favorite story of mine. The Areopagus, or Mars Hill, in Athens was the cultural and intellectual center of the ancient world, so when the apostle Paul was asked to speak there on this strange new teaching about “Jesus” and “the Resurrection”, he spoke with great erudition and made an appeal for the Gospel tailored to his ‘religious’ but intellectually skeptical audience.
What We Talk About When We Talk About God is Rob Bell’s Areopagus speech.
You can read the rest of my feature review of his book HERE at Christ and Pop Culture.
Soli Deo Gloria
PS. It’s why I haven’t written anything this week and might not write much else.