Saturday, 15 September 2007

Seminar: The Corinth that Paul Saw

The Spiritual Formation Institute has invited the budding NT scholar to lead a seminar on "The Corinth that Paul Saw: The Impact of the City on the Corinthians Letters."

Date: September 15, 2007
Time: 2.00pm-10.00pm
Venue: Berea in Holy Light Presbyterian Church, Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru.

Seminar Synopsis
This seminar, together with visual presentation, invites you to take an unforgettable journey to ancient Corinth that the apostle Paul saw in the AD 50s. where he founded a church during his Second Missionary Journey (Acts 18: 1-17). We will investigate the connection between the archaeological evidence of the ancient city of Corinth and Paul’s experience with the Corinthian church.

Come and see, feel, and take a walk with Paul in this booming city. Discover the connection between the socio-political setting of the ancient city and Paul’s fascinating correspondence with the church he established. Read 1 & 2 Corinthians with fresh insights as we unearth the relationships between the Agora and Paul’s decisive method of preaching in Corinth (1 Cor 2:1-5); the layout of a typical Roman villa and the Paul’s admonition of the abuse of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:17-34); the Temple of Asklepieion and Paul’s teaching of the church as a body of Christ with different parts (1 Cor 12:12-26); the Roman bath and Paul’s description of his sufferings (2 Cor 11:23-31); and many more.

1.00-2.00 pm Registration
2.00-2.15 pm Welcome and Worship
2.15-4.00 pm Session One
4.00-4.30 pm Tea/coffee break
4.30-6.00 pm Session Two
6.00-7.00 pm Dinner
7.00-9.00 pm Session Three
9.00-10.00pm Questions and Answers

Download the brochure here for further information and registration for the seminar.

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