Being strange for Jesus: Paul among the professors of Athens (Growing Deeper with Acts 17:16-34)

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.

It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies.

This episode is the later—a more in-depth look at Acts 17:16-34. It is an account of Paul’s time with the philosophers of Athens, being called “strange,” and friction about the resurrection.

Do you ever feel strange because of your beliefs? Have you ever been called strange? What if that wasn’t such a bad thing?

I take us through the text providing context and background, and suggest some insights for us today based on Paul’s approach and example. We should definitely fall out of love with fitting in, and be okay with strange.

Being different makes a difference.


The sermon that accompanies this same section of text is from August 1, 2021 and can be accessed by clicking here. It’s called “Being different makes a difference.”

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