By Jessi Strong
GROWING UP IN A NON-CHRISTIAN HOME, RANDY ALCORN’S FIRST THOUGHTS OF GOD AND SPIRITUALITY WERE OF AND ABSENCE.
With only limited exposure to the Bible, Alcorn—now
a speaker, author, and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries—recalls a sort of spiritual awakening as a young teenager, when he joined a school astronomy club.
There are many great tools out there to help you
dig into God’s Word, from theological dictionaries to commentaries to study Bibles. But have you ever thought about using the Apostles’ Creed as a study guide?
Colossians is a polemical letter couched in imperial language. In opposition to false teachings, Paul rejects the idea that believers should complement their faith by entrusting themselves to any entity other than Christ. Throughout the letter, Paul uses imperial language and ideas—challenging the authority of Rome and affirming the universal lordship of Christ.