As with most of Jesus’ parables, the information that it drew on was relatively mundane. But what is its significance? What is Jesus referring to?
Ian Paul takes you through all the possibilities
Meeting-houses which had been deserted were crowded. Meeting-houses which had been more than large enough for their congregations for two or three generations had to be made larger. New meeting-houses in great numbers were erected. Cottages were rented in villages; farm-house kitchens were lent; old barns were turned into chapels; and young men who had been hard at work all through the week at the smithy, at the carpenter’s bench, or behind the counter in drapers’ shops, went out in companies from the towns on Sunday mornings to conduct the services
Michael Haykin on the growth of the Baptist movement in the UK in the 18th & 19th century.
It’s not the most thrilling part of their cultural life but few nations know how to sensibly regulate stuff like this like the Swedes.
I did not know this was even possible and I love all 3 of the solutions.
*It’s a sign of my advancing age that I even noticed this article: How to build muscle as age tears it down
People never cease to amaze you with their endless creativity and unique obsessions.