Reading Romans backwards unlocks the letter’s purpose. The house churches of Rome are divided along culture, ethnic, and theological lines. In Romans 14-15 Paul addresses this division directly and provides the solution. But rather than being a contextual detour in an otherwise general, abstract theological book, this church division is the backdrop of the entire letter. Paul points the diverse disciples in Rome to the path to peace along the Jesus Way. But modern readers often misconstrue it. Do you know how Paul teaches the house churches in Rome to have peace?