We're back in the book of Acts today, examining the story of the life and death of Stephen, one of the Seven who ran the first Christian food pantry. What did he do or say that inspired a large mob of stable, upright citizens to drag him out of the city to be lynched? What was it about killing Stephen that inspired a wave of terror and violence against the people who made up the early church? And how can knowing this story help us identify when the same elements are creeping into the modern world, creating a similar tension which threatens to explode into death mobs even now?
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