In our ongoing studies examining the cultural background of the Bible, this sermon covers the many biblical connections to Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) in the Bible, ranging from Abraham through the apostle John. We then take an in-depth look at the city of Ephesus—a major Roman port city, location of one of the earliest churches in that region and site of several visits and a long stay by the apostle Paul—to better understand the first-century culture in which Church members lived.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.