Acts 17:22-31
Riffing on Zeus!

Paul's speech on the Areopagus is one of the most momentous in human history; in it, he blueprints how, at least on an intellectual basis, the message of Resurrection began to make connections with other thought-forms and religious insights outside of Judaism.  Certainly, argument is not the primary means by which people come to put their trust in Christ but just as certainly all of us need to have the hope that resides within us strengthened through understanding.  Paul's speech is a model of irenic interaction with the thoughts and actions of the culture around him: the good and the bad.