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Day: September 3, 2021

Faith Doesn’t Sit Still

Reflections on 2 Thessalonians Persecution is rife. A group of Thessalonians abandoned state-sanctioned idol worship and broke social convention by taking on a radical new faith. Yet Jesus Christ, the hope of this new faith, had not returned as soon as anyone hoped or expected. With Paul and his associates prematurely “torn from them,” the Thessalonian believers are facing persecution from their fellow citizens without the support of their spiritual guides (1 Thess 2:17). Paul has reason to be concerned. His letters of encouragement to the fledgling, yet faithful community… Read more Faith Doesn’t Sit Still