Friday, September 14, 2007

WWPD - What Would Paul Do?

St Paul of Tarsus is an undeniably controversial figure. To some, he is God's great messenger to the non-Jewish nations. To others, he is blamed for a great many evils in this world, including slavery, the oppression of women and homophobia. Still, others regard him as the real founder of Christianity, starting a new religion quite distinct from the teachings of Jesus. But just who is this Paul, and how does a fuller understanding of his character and experiences help us to understand more clearly what he wrote? Join me at Space For God on Sunday night as I offer a few of my thoughts and give you a chance to offer some of yours.

2 comments:

Dr. Chaotica said...

"Still, others regard him as the real founder of Christianity, starting a new religion quite distinct from the teachings of Jesus"
And others would argue that he invented that religion before the teachings of "jesus" were invented.... and that his invention was really a continuation and evolution of the fusing of greek and hebrew philosophic ideas started by Philo of Alexandria but focussed on the messiah.

Alcibiades said...

... and others of us like him enormously, and find his writings fascinating, but really wish he'd had the opportunity to discuss his sexuality and fear of women over with someone suitably qualified.