Category Archives: PAULINE EPISTLES

Doing evangelism together

In our culture, the activity of evangelism is often atomized, and individualized. This fits in well with the prevailing worldview of Western Europeanized societies. The concept of celebrity feeds the illusion of individual triumph in areas of beauty, wealth and … Continue reading

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Philippians 3 (Greek texts)

Here is last week’s Lecture on Philippians 3  and the updated  University Schedule. Please note that you need to get going with the choice of 4-12 verses for your exegesis paper. This is a major level 2 assignment and needs an appropriate amount … Continue reading

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Studying the New Testament

 From time to time there are specific queries from students about useful books to purchase to build up a good, rounded NT library. Here’s a selective nt-booklist.docwhich could have been much amplified. Enjoy. The asterisks mark those of particular importance.

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Pauline Studies: Assignment

During your placement, please give attention to one of the following areas and start preparing your assignment. Please let me know of your choice by email. Make sure your project engages with contemporary literature on Paul’s writings. Pauline Christology Pauline … Continue reading

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Paul on Damascus Road: Conversion or Commission?

Here are a couple of Word documents covering the background to the module   session-1.doc   and   session-2.doc  The caravaggio-paul.ppt is a short study on Caravaggio’s famous picture of Paul on the Damascus Road, as a teaser to today’s discussion Paul: Converted or Commissioned? … Continue reading

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Philippians: Introduction

philippians-intro.ppt Here is the Introduction lecture from the Greek Texts (Philippians) class. This week we are going to sketch a few of the major themes in the Epistle. Here is the lecture: themes-in-philippians.ppt Your homework from last week’s session was the preparation … Continue reading

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GETTING TO THE TEXT: The new semester modules

As you know, there have had to be some massive changes in the modules on offer during this year’s second semester due to the last minute withdrawal of two of our Biblical Studies lecturers. So here follows a revised version … Continue reading

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Romans 14 and the Gospel of Vegetarianism?

Does Romans 14 Abolish Laws on Unclean Meats? Many believe Romans 14 says that Christians are free from all former restrictions regarding the meats they may eat. They cite as proof verse 14, in which Paul wrote, “I know and … Continue reading

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Romans 13: Should Christians be doormats?

  Here’s some notes on this week’s seminar should-christians-be-doormats.doc and the notes from the “Church and Israel” discussion on Romans 9-11 rom-9-11.doc. I’ve included the sermon on Romans 11 sermon-rom-1133-36.doc to give you an idea how yours might look. The two PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Romans 8

romans-lecture-10.ppt   Here is the outline from this week’s seminar on Romans 8. Thanks for your input, guys. Just to confirm: next week I propose to select one or two class-members to preach at either/both Tuesday or Wednesday chapel. Be prepared!

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