My Two Cents on Acts 17 and Contextualization, with Pictures of Athens

Mars Hill from Acropolis

(Editor’s note: please refer to this post for the article initially referenced here.)

Parthenon Group

Here are some more pictures from our time in Athens. I’ll try to add more later, as some of my best pictures are on another computer.

Acropolis from Mars Hill

Mars Hill from Acropolis

Mars Hill Slope

Mars Hill Stone

Mars Hill Me


Parthenon Group

Parthenon Me

Erechtheion 1

Erechtheion 2

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Stoa of Eumenes

Theatre of Dionysus Me

Temple of Hephaestus from Acropolis

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus Me


4 Responses

  1. Is that Chris Seawright with you? He is one of our missionaries.
    I would really love to go on a similar trip but it would not be politically correct for me to go without my family and I can’t afford to take everyone right now.

  2. Hi, Andy. Yes, that’s Christ Seawright. He met us there while his family was in the States for a few weeks.

    Unforgettable experience! I recommend it. :) The key? Get a United Mileage Plus credit card (my $1200 ticket was free), and find a friend like Dave Saxton. I paid around $1200 for the entire trip, and we saw amazing things. I’ll try to post on other sites in the future, hopefully with a brief overview.

  3. But that would mean not using my Visa card and forfeiting free books!

    Also, you may want to check that spelling of Seawright’s name. ;)

  4. Hey Chris

    Back when I was doing a lot of deputation, I had a message from Ac 17. Here is the gist of it:

    Proposition: Preaching to pagans requires diligent discipline in the face of discouragement.
    I. Be stirred in spirit
    II. Be flexible in approach
    III. Be uncompromising in doctrine
    IV. Be realistic about results

    I don’t see Paul compromising doctrine or soft pedaling the gospel in any way. He only contextualized his approach, not his content. He didn’t deliver a rabbinical style homily as he would to a more Jewish audience, but his message of repentance and faith based on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus didn’t waver one bit.

    I think your article makes the point well, although I would not be so charitable to Driscoll. [I suppose you could have guessed that!]

    Don Johnson
    Jer 33.3

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