**This is the manuscript from my sermon/lesson/seminar that I gave at my church last night. It was a bit heavy on the details, so a few people asked me to post it on the blog today. I’ve not edited it any, so it’s a bit long, but if you want to get the crux of it, just skip to the positive signs from our current culture. There is a lot to be hopeful for in the years to come.
I could spend a ton of time just dissecting this passage – it’s one of the favorites of Christian apologists everywhere – but I want to focus on a few key elements that I believe are applicable to Christianity today.
First of all, we read that Paul, while waiting for his compatriots, was in the marketplace in Athens. He wasn’t cloistered away from the world; he was moving around…
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