“The Rabble-rouser Preaches Peace” (Alden Thompson, Spectrum, 15 Aug 2012)
Paul, the counter-cultural rabble-rouser, is now counseling the believers to settle down, lead a quiet life and win the respect of outsiders. In other words, Paul urges the believers to work within culture, not against it. A sociologist would say that Paul has nearly abandoned the sectarian call to stand over against culture as a vocal critic. Instead he is calling the believers to transform culture from within.