In our small town, the local printed newspaper is struggling to survive. For centuries the local newspaper was the main source of headlines, ideas, discussions, and stories from the world outside of our community. In the 21st century such newspapers find their words being drowned out by a multitude of sources that did not exist when many of us were growing up. First, there are the 24-hour cable news channels that can have breaking news on any given event on either side of the globe at any time of the day or night. There are many sources of news from the internet.
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.