In Search of Paul

InSearchOfPaul2017April 18 – May 4
Turkey & Greece

Observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation as you travel with LEAD to search for the Paul of the 1st century.

Contemporary scholars often describe four “Pauls”:

  • The Paul of the autograph letters: Philemon, 1 Thessalonians, Philippians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans
  • The “Paul” of the pastorals: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
  • The “Paul” of Ephesians, Colossians, and 2 Thessalonians
  • The “traditional Paul” of Acts

Churches of the Reformation may also have a “fifth Paul”: the “Paul” of the 16th century.

How does the “Reformation Paul” equate to the “genuine Paul”? What did Paul mean by: justice, righteousness, salvation, faith, law, and gospel as he wrote to diverse urban people living in the classed slave society of the Roman Empire? What does a 1st century gospel mean for a 21st century context?  These are some of the questions we will explore as we travel through the world of the early church focusing on Paul’s autograph letters.

This is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is serious about studying scripture and growing their understanding of the first century Christian movement. Preparation is required.

In Search of Paul Flyer


Cost is $4,210 per person (+$940 single room supplement)

$400 deposit is due by November 1
$3,810 is due by February 1 (+ single room supplement)

More Information: Resources, Reading List, Daily Itinerary


Study Paul’s letters in the context of the 1st century empire with Rev. Dr. Don Carlson



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Date(s) - Apr 18, 2017 until May 4 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


In Search of Paul