Questions for Discussion:
1. What do you think of Paul’s strategy, clearly at work in these chapters, to be “all things to all people”?
2. Are there examples today of behaviors that some members of your congregation find unacceptable that others find to be morally indifferent? Do debates over such issues cause tension in your community? Does Paul offer any help in dealing with them?
3. What do you make of Paul’s appeal to the Old Testament (chap. 10)? Does his “midrash” provide a model of how we should read the text?
4. Does Paul’s use of Christian worship practice have any contemporary force? Can we derive norms for our general behavior from what we experience “in church”?