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A New Language

Read 1 Cor 14:1-12 (Stop and Read) This chapter deals with how the church was handling (or midhandling) two particular gifts: speaking in tongues and prophecy.  I want to share my own experience with speaking in tongues, not because I think it is necessarily normative, but because it shapes my views on this passage.  My…

“No, you can’t start eating yet!”

Read 1 Cor 11:17-34 (Stop and Read) There is a 2nd issue that Paul responds to in chapter eleven: how the Lord’s Supper was being misused in that church. Like head coverings, the specific practices for which they were rebuked are not the ones we face. However, there are some broader principles we can apply….

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