I love it when I meet a new, biblically astute theologian. By “new” I don’t mean someone who has freshly emerged from seminary, but rather a scholar who, up until this point, was unknown to me.
And so it was when I downloaded the latest 9Marks interview about a week or so ago, that I met Dr. Bruce Winter, a NT scholar residing at Tyndale House. Being a man thoroughly acquainted with ancient history, especially the often bizarre and exotic culture of Corinth, Mr. Winter was able to shed much light on Paul’s epistles to the Corinthians. Much light.
This made for an excellent interview. A number of tasty tidbits could be highlighted, but I’ll simply entice you with the word “leader.” What’s so enticing about that? Well, Mr. Winter doesn’t at all like the term “Christian leader.” He feels it is misleading, if not wrong. And he makes a good case.