2 Corinthians is a letter written by the apostle Paul in response to a complicated relationship between him and the church at Corinth. Let’s just say they “had a history.” Paul started this Jesus community sometime before on one of his missionary journeys (see Acts 18). After moving on to plant more churches, he gets a disturbing report that things were not going well in Corinth (1 Cor 1:11). The people were dividing into “groups” with varying leaders, having casual sex with one another, going sideways on whether or not to eat food offered to idols, getting drunk at church gatherings, and some were even denying the resurrection. It was like the wild west!