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Paul Among the Philosophers (I)
Acts 17.22-34

One of the signs of being really good at chess is that you can play more than one opponent at the same time. Sometimes grand masters will put on a display where they play several different people all at once, walking from one chessboard to the next and making the next move, leaving a string of opponents, with only one game each to concentrate on, baffled and eventually defeated.

Something like that is the effect Luke intends to create with this summary of what Paul said on the Areopagus. We’re going to take two bites at this cherry, because it’s so important, so unique, and so dense that it’s better to give ourselves the space to mull it over properly, not splitting it in two in the process but reading the whole thing twice over...

Taken from Acts for Everyone Part 2 by Tom Wright

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