Paul stood in front of the Areopagus. This means he faced the collective array of Greek philosophers in the most famous of all Greek courtrooms.  He attempts to take the hill against the embedded wisdom of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.  That he starts carefully and with real rhetorical skill should come as no surprise.  Paul was the valedictorian of his class of young Pharisees – the young, the restless, the zealous.  He knew his stuff.  I am not so sure that the pulpit today has the intellectual firepower to take on the assembled intellectual power of atheistic philosophy, but Paul’s approach may be our best shot.  Here’s one possible way that we can proclaim God to a culture of many gods and many philosophies.