Ideas and information travel at the speed of a click, a send, or a share. With so much coming at us all the time, how can we separate the gospel from lies and sound teaching from false prophets? Biblically, how can we examine the texts that confuse us with discernment in order to gain new understanding?
Nearly two thousand years ago, even without the scourge of social media, Paul faced similar problems. False teachers threatened the faith of new believers in a city known for its pagan rites and upside-down gender roles. He wrote this letter to instruct his young protégé on how to create order out of the chaos. But despite the timeless truths he shares, some of our own culture has infected his words with confusion and buried hope.