2 Corinthians 10:1-6 – Bold Whether Absent or Present

February 27, 2022

The tone and intensity of 2 Corinthians 10-13 appears remarkably different from the early parts of the letter. The first section of the letter ends with Paul’s joy in his “complete confidence” in the Corinthians (7:16), and chapters 8-9 are filled with Paul’s confident expectation that the Corinthians will respond with generosity to his Jerusalem […]

The “Letters” to the Seven Churches

May 29, 2013

Though almost universally called “letters” to the seven churches of Asia, this is rather insufficient to capture the urgency and message of these words from the risen and enthroned Messiah. The salutation of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:4-8) bears all the earmarks of a letter, but the subsequent visionary markers (“in the Spirit”) remind us that […]