While the death and resurrection of Christ are at the core of our theology, it is important for us not to take those events in isolation from the bigger picture of Jesus’ life. On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ.
“We all know who you are. I know where you live.” The words of the taxi driver shocked me when he interrupted my directions to home upon entering his cab near downtown Daejon, a provincial city in central South Korea.
There is no doubt that Paul’s ministry embodied Christ crucified. When Paul describes his mission in 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, he makes it clear that his motivation and methods were consistent with the gospel of Christ crucified.