In today’s episode, we resume our series “Radical Acts”, the story of how the church grew from a monoethnic Jewish sect to a multiethnic religion encompassing the known world. Today, we have a conversation about the persecution of the early church by leaders of the powerful religious establishment of the day. To provide a bit of context, followers of Jesus were not yet seen as a separate religion by the Jewish leaders at this point in the story of the early church. Our conversation centers on one of the Jewish leaders, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, and the speech he gave about how the religious authorities should use their power. As always, the next hour will be filled with thoughtful commentary, vulnerable storytelling, and end with some challenging ideas.
Let’s go now and listen to this conversation.
Willie Jennings Commentary on Acts
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