Adult Education Bible Study | Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Belleville


Adult Education Bible Study

Adult Education is an opportunity for deeper adult exploration into the Bible and our Christian faith.  Learning happens at all stages of our lives, even into adult-hood and beyond.

Holy Trinity is happy to host a number of learning program opportunities!  You are welcome to join us for any or all of them!

Our Monday evening Adult Education Bible Study learning program will begin on Monday, September 17 at 7 pm.   

The program will be the DVD-based program titled "The Challenge of Paul".

The Challenge of Paul is an educational video series of 18 lectures (15 to 18 minutes each) featuring renowned historical Jesus scholar, John Dominic Crossan, who guides participants through the three-dimensional world of Paul’s time and place. Crossan pushes past generations of doctrine and dogma to reveal the real-life character of Paul who shaped a generation of courageous Christ-followers to boldly challenge the greed and violence of the Roman Empire, the over-lord of the first century Mediterranean world.

Paul is one of Christianity’s most impactful, yet most debated and misunderstood figures. In “The Challenge of Paul,” John Dominic Crossan gives us the benefit of his lifelong search for the Paul of history to create a new understanding that sheds new light on Paul and why he is more relevant than ever today.

John Dominic Crossan brings Paul “alive” with his distinctive presentation style. In this provocative series, Crossan confronts our traditional understanding about Paul that seems to support anti-homosexuality, slavery, patriarchy, and the subjugation of women.


The Challenge of Paul: Volume 1 is titled “Paul & Jesus” and contains the Prologue plus 4 lectures:

  • In Search of the Historical Paul;
  • How to Read a Pauline Letter;
  • The Romanization of a Radical
  • Jewish Covenant vs Roman Empire.


The Challenge of Paul: Theme 2 is titled “Paul & Luke” and contains 4 lectures:

  • The Future of Roman Christianity
  • Vision & Vocation in Damascus
  • The Long-Distance Apostle
  • The God Worshippers


The Challenge of Paul: Theme 3 is titled "Paul & Justice" and contains 4 lectures:

  • Baptism as New Creation
  • War and Slavery
  • War and Patriarchy
  • Saint Thecla

Please enjoy this video preview from YouTube:


All are welcome to join us.