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peter-and-paul

Paul is one of the most practical pastor- theologians to have ever lived. Unlike many in the modern world who would have us believe that there are codes embedded behind every piece of scripture, Paul had no problem coming right out and saying what was on his mind. Paul was never part of a Gnostic conspiracy to hide a semi-ancient truth or a nefarious plan to subvert the church.  Sorry Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and most documentaries I’ve seen in the past ten years.

His ideas were always there, hiding in plain sight. If anything, they were so bold, so black and white, that people often blew right by the simpler portions to the meatier “intellectual” arguments not realizing that the best stuff was the simple stuff. It’s those things he said clearly, at the most unexpected places, that really gives you insight into how Paul lives and who he…

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