Since I am in London, with it’s famous tube (underground train), including the tube map, here is a map of Paul’s journey’s designed in the style of the London tube map. Here it is.
Source, James McGrath’s blog, Exploring Our Matrix on the Patheos platform.
James McGrath has just published on his blog this very meaningful cartoon, together with a short explanation that I paste here with his permission:
I think the takeaway message of the above cartoon by Dave Walker is this: Churches regularly hold special events for the purpose of having something interesting and enjoyable to invite someone to who does not attend the church. The subtle message is that what church is normally like is uninteresting and unenjoyable. Now, having been to churches where every sermon was evangelistic, I want to say that it is absolutely appropriate that the typical service be aimed primarily at those who attend regularly, and not just be for the benefit of anyone who turns up unexpected.
But if the event you invite potential newcomers to is too different from what church is normally like, how likely are they to stay? And if what you do normally in church is dull and uninviting, why not change it?
You may see HERE his original post.
Larry Hurtado is professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
I have encountered for the first time the works of Professor Hurtado during my theological studies in London and I was impressed by his scholarship. Years later, I was happy when I have heard that he became the dean of New College in Edinburgh, where my son did hid masters studies.
I have just found out, from James McGrath, that Professor Hurtado has a blog. I have a put a link to it in my blogroll and I encourage you to explore it.