Standing in the well-preserved ruins of the massive coliseum, you could imagine Paul in the center, first fighting “wild beasts” (1 Cor 15:32) and then preaching Christ-crucified: foolishness to the Greeks and a stumbling block to Jews (and to Muslims who now rule Turkey), but “Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God” to those being saved (1 Cor 1:23ff).

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