. . . and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.

         (Acts 17:17)

 

Paul’s preaching ministry first took him to the popular level. He spoke at the agora, the crowded marketplace on the west side of the Acropolis. This was the busy district of the city where the streets were filled with human traffic. Likewise, we should engage the culture in the popular places of contact. That place might be at our jobs, our schools, or simply at home with our families. That popular place might be a chance encounter with a stranger on a plane, bus, or taxicab ride.