The church of Corinth and the issues it faced are quite similar to those of today’s churches. We face ethnic, religious, economic, and social barriers. Churches split over matters of authority, sexual practice, gender, marriage, and divorce.
Paul wrote his letter to the Corinthians to give them practical solutions to these problems. In this commentary, Alan Johnson demonstrates that at the center of these solutions is love—only Christ-centered love offers any solution to the complications of the human condition—whether now or thousands of years ago.