It is perhaps to the great advancement and success of popular literature that pastors and cross-cultural workers (a. k. a Missionaries) spend so much time reading popular literature as they work their way through the rigors of the professional ministry. But how much richer and deeper would the preaching be if more time was spent in primary sources, the Bible for starters, but also the readily accessible literature of Rome. Roman authors can be purchased at a great price and are not cryptic writers!
So, where does one ordinarily encounter the truth? What are some things that come to mind – Laborious effort in a laboratory –a process of rigorous dialogue, which is maintained over time within a Greco-Roman context. Is truth only obtained in an extraordinary manner, place, time, or means? What if truth were really an ordinary feature of your experience?
Your bathroom scale tells the truth. Sorry. Continue reading