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A Tanner, By the Sea

When God revealed in Acts 10 that the salvation project was open to all, it happened at the home of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.

He lived by the sea because he needed water for his leather-working business.

He lived by the sea because he was a smeller of a feller.

Jews allowed wives to divorce tanners if they couldn’t take the funk. Jews didn’t hardly allow wives to divorce husbands for anything.

And here, on a rooftop, in a tanner’s home, God revealed to Peter that he and his comrades should not call anything unclean that God calls clean.

The setting is the message.

Whatever you do, wherever you do it, God is at work; work with God.

For a video on tannery, check out this quick video.

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Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown is a writer, speaker, and develops strategies that support financial development. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Winston-Salem, NC along with their children Seri and Seth. He served in leadership at two churches as an ordained minister from 2001-2014, leading congregations into financial wellbeing and a holistic approach to integrating faith and finances. Tommy has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Masters degrees in Divinity and Management. His entrepreneurial endeavors over the years have extended into real estate development and church consulting on stewardship matters. Now, Thomas works alongside an award-winning team of storytellers at Wake Forest University, performing strategic planning and project development for initiatives that fund the university¹s $1,000,000,000 capital campaign. Thomas was instrumental in forming Wake Forest University's financial wellbeing initiative. He has a heart for seeing churches, students, and people of faith form connections between faith and finances.

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