Paul chats with us through one of today’s lectionary readings, that of 1 Corinthians 1:18-37. The focus is Paul’s view of wisdom. Brace yourself, ‘cause at some point I will disagree with our hallowed biblical author. We can trust Paul, but even he is not above criticism. The gist of Paul’s idea is that we should feel good about our humble state. Okay, there’s no necessary problem here. “Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth” (1 Corinthians 1:26). Paul is citing the social insignificance and worldly ignorance ofRead More →