I am currently teaching a class on what are commonly called “The Prison Epistles”. These letters are part of the New Testament penned by the Apostle Paul while imprisoned for his missionary activity. Since I love academics, this class will explore the history and culture surrounding the writing of these books, but is also geared toward those in our church who want to grow in their faith–that is, we hope for transformation as we study study, not just knowledge! Here is is our class description from the syllabus:
Paul wanted to minister and serve in Rome. When finally arriving in Rome, Paul was in chains, but used that time in jail to spread the Gospel further as God used him to write part of the New Testament. Join us as we explore the message of each book along with the history and culture surrounding it.
I’d like to post the questions and resources as we go through the class. Feel free to follow along–or join the conversation!