“As I write, my officemate, Dr. Jason Baxter is on the phone. I can hear him perfectly well, but I have no idea what the person on the other end of the line is saying. I hear answers without questions; questions without answers. If I was trying to follow the conversation (I’m not), it would be, to say the least, difficult. And that sums up the biggest problem we have in understanding the epistles or letters in the New Testament. We have Paul’s words to the Corinthians, but no words from the Corinthians to Paul. Peter personally knew the people to whom he wrote his two epistles. He knew their hopes, fears, backgrounds, and questions. We don’t.” — Dr. Jim Tonkowich

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