Friday, February 28, 2014

Apostle Paul is more Popular at Harvard than Bayonce

"Paul, the Apostle" Statue at Cannakale Hotel
It must be the world’s biggest ever Bible course. When Harvard University offered its free online edX course about the New Testament writings of the Apostle Paul this month, it was stunned by the response: 22,000 people from 180 countries registered in just the first week.

Threads slowed and crashed trying to keep up with conversation online about the course. And on his debut day, the first century defender of the faith logged more interest than pop icon Beyoncé.

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I'm reminded of the Apostle Paul, who when in jail, penned these words: "It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this, I rejoice!" (Philippians 1:15-18)

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