Church matters (#churchmatters)
*Some texts to give support for my thoughts: Acts 7:48-50;17:24-25; Ephesians 1:15-19, especially 20-23; 2:6, 10, 18-22; 3:14-21. Additionally, I have been investigating the interpretive significance of the church in Acts (the the rest of the NT) as a house-movement–see my previous ETS paper thread here: Seditious Households.
I am also developing a paper on Ephesians 3, specifically verse 16's reference to “the inner man” (τὸν ἔσω ἄνθρωπον), which I take corporately rather than individualistically as it typically (but wrongly) is taken to mean; corporately, meaning a reference to the local church or churches in the Asian Minor region (to whom there is evidence Ephesians as a circulatory Letter, along with Colossians, was written). In the LXX OT ἔσω (inner) is associated with the temple and, very much so, the inner construction and the Holy of Holies, i.e., the space where YHWH's manifest presence . . . and thus, you can see where I am going with this. Stay tuned for posts of that paper.