In this second part of a conversation (listen to part 1) with Greg Lanier on how to teach through the book 1 Corinthians, we work our way through a number of thorny issues and questions:

  • Why have the majority of modern-day believers rejected Paul’s instruction for women to cover their heads?
  • What are spiritual gifts, and why are they given?
  • How does the gift of prophecy Paul talks about differ—and how is it similar—to the prophecy in the Old Testament era?
  • Are tongues ecstatic speech or a known language?

A huge challenge for us as Bible teachers is to figure out what instructions in the epistles are binding on believers today and what instructions were unique for to the particular time, place, and audience to which they were originally written.