Paul's Theology at Work: 1 Corinthians

Paul’s letter to the Corinthian community—1 Corinthians—provides a window to observe Paul applying his theology practically within a community facing social and ethnic challenges. Throughout the letter, Paul addresses social and cultural issues confronting the Corinthians. Join us as we explore Paul’s letter within the cultural context of the ancient world. See how the Apostle to the Gentiles addressed and instructed the Corinthian gentile community as a Jew. Paul’s handling of the challenges and issues facing the Corinthians offers keen and practical insight to a modern church struggling with social and ethnic issues; by looking at 1 Corinthians in its context and world, we can better understand its relevance and Paul’s theology for our world.

Your Instructor

Marc Turnage
Marc Turnage

Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad.

Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.

Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean that this is an ARCHIVE course?
Our Archive courses are the original lectures that were part of our Biblical Coaching program when we first began. Where our new courses are in smaller more "bite-sized" lectures, the Archive sessions are anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. The great thing is that if you have to stop in the middle, you can pick up where you left off. We are in the process of "upgrading" our ARCHIVE collection into the new format.