This week we got back to where we had left off with the “peroratio” (i.e., conclusion) of Stephen’s speech in Acts 7. It’s at this point the reason for his rehashing the history of Israel becomes crystal clear: Stephen has been building a case not merely to proclaim his innocence, but also to prove the […]
This week we continued our in-depth study of Stephen’s defense speech. He brought up the consistent problem of idol worship—both at the foot of Mt. Sinai and in the wilderness during the 40 years of wandering. He began laying the foundation for his argument (?) that the Temple should not have been built which we […]
Are you open-minded enough to entertain a thought without accepting it? What if the thought has merit? Would you consider changing a deeply-held conviction? Or is it impossible to change your mind on certain issues no matter what?! Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an INTJ. Learning my personality type back in 2013 was one […]
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