The Apostle Paul & Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007

The world does not need your idea of God; the world needs God's idea of God, and we believe that God has revealed himself in Scripture so that any other god is an idol.
I'm told that 90 million people tuned in to Oprah Winfrey's interview with Michael Jackson not too long ago. That piece of depressing news made me think of what would happen if one of the apostles appeared on a major daytime TV talk show. As a matter of fact, the Apostle Paul did get a spot on the ancient world's equivalent: the Areopagus, where, as Acts records (Ch. 17), the Athenians did nothing but debate the latest idea. As one stupid thought leads to another, my imagination moved to an ad for the program: "Next, on ...

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