Today begins a five-lesson series about people who experienced new life in Christ. Each of these people is outside the common thinking of first century Jewish theology, offering us an opportunity to reexamine our faith in light of their experience.
Paul had been taken into Roman custody for being at the center of a riot in the Jerusalem temple complex (Acts 21:26-22:29). For his own safety, he was taken to Caesarea (23:11-37), where he remained in the custody of the Roman governor Felix for two
The cnn.com headline was compelling: “Boy who grew out hair for cancer patients faces stage 4 diagnosis.” And the true story lived up to the headline. A 7-year-old named Vinny Desautel had indeed let his red hair grow long — shoulder-length — with the blessing