Leave it to the English teacher to be completely smitten with Greek culture, but I seriously cannot contain my excitement when talking about Ancient Greece. After all, the philosophy, art, democracy, and theology are enough to turn me into a little girl with a new doll. Just like that little girl that cannot wait to show you her doll’s hair, I can really start to talk your ear off about the classics if you get me going.
I would like to think that when Paul arrived in Athens, he was just as intrigued by the culture as I am. In Acts, it talks about how he took some time to tour the city and really see how the Athenians had established an ordered government, and observed how they worshipped. Oddly enough, I believe he was fascinated by the culture, but also deeply troubled by the fact that these highly civilized people were missing one key ingredient to a fulfilling life.
As the story goes, Paul began to evangelize in the streets, and the Greeks were intrigued by him as well.