First Corinthians is exceptional amongst the New Testament letters as an example of pastoral theology. Paul addresses a variety of practical problems in the Corinthian church. His correctives to errand beliefs and behaviours position 1 Corinthians as one of his most practical and relevant letters for the church today. He grapples at length with issues like unity in diversity, sexual purity, marriage and divorce, freedom and responsibility, spiritual gifts, and more. Much of his teaching is still directly applicable to us, and even where the contextual issues have changed, the manner in which Paul solves practical problems theologically has much to teach us. An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians will both inform and inspire you.