After teaching through most of 1 Corinthians now, I have to say that I am disappointed by this commentary. While I have other examples of the NIV Application Commentary series (such as K. Lawson Younger's excellent work on Judges/Ruth), Dr. Blomberg's volume is simply not very good. In many cases, there seems to have been a lack of effort put into the "Original Meaning" sections, resulting in thin discussions and a lack of detail. The "Bridging Contexts" sections are somewhat better, but things fall flat again in the "Contemporary Significance" sections, as Blomberg sometimes pushes what are evidently his own somewhat liberal points of view that lack scriptural basis in certain areas. Of the four commentaries that I read before teaching regarding this epistle, this is my least favorite.