2014–2015 Horizons Bible Study
A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians
by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty
Suggestions for Leaders
by Irene Pak
Paul's writings are some of the most influential in Christianity. Revisiting the struggles Paul faced and the authenticity and integrity of his theology is an essential task for churches today in the midst of great change.
Paul, like us, wrestled with and questioned his faith as he tried to live as authentically as possible in an ancient world that, like ours, was also in the midst of great change. What can we learn from visiting 2 Corinthians and considering Paul's theology and ideas as they relate to the context of our time?
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty invites us all to read Paul's letter afresh in light of today's issues. Concepts of shared partnership, power in weakness, healing, reconciliation, love, and a new apostolate all figure prominently in her reading of Paul.
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Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty teaches each lesson in this study. Includes conversations with guests who enhance lesson themes, questions and discussion starters, and main points and lesson summaries for each lesson.
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Workshop for Leaders
An introduction to this Bible study
Large Print Page Number Guide
This guide compares the page numbering of the regular print edition of the Bible study with the large print edition of the Bible study.
Main Points and Lesson Summaries
These summaries are pulled from each lesson of the Bible study. They provide you with a brief overview of the important aspects of each lesson.
Charlotte Johnstone Paul-style letter
Additional Study Helps
Looking for more help as you prepare to lead the study? Louise Lawson Johnson and Kimberly Stokesbary offer additional leader helps to PW. Check out their lesson plans for leading the study in their churches.
Reconciling Paul Evaluation Form
Reconciling Paul blog
From August 2014 through April 2015, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty will blog monthly about each lesson in the study. We will also be checking weekly for your comments.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty is a teaching elder in the PC(USA), chair of
the Department of Theology at Bellarmine University, associate professor of theology, and codirector of BU’s program in peace studies. Her passions in life and her research interests include social gospel theology, Christianity and social justice, wealth inequalities, poverty issues, and theologies from the margins. In addition to numerous articles and other publications, she is author of Beyond the Social Maze: Exploring the Theological Ethics of Vida Dutton Scudder (2006) and coeditor of Prayers for the New Social Awakening (2008) with Christian Iosso and To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians (2008) with Rebecca Todd Peters. She is a Fulbright scholar (Hungary 2010), a recipient of the Wilson Wyatt Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship (2010), and a recipient of the Kentuckiana Metroversity Award for Instructional Development (2008). She makes her home in Louisville, Kentucky, with Lee, Garrison, Emme, and Bacsi.
About the Suggestions for Leaders Author
Irene Pak was born and raised in the “wild west” of Ogden, Utah. She is a cradle Presbyterian and graduated with her MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She served as an intern for racial justice and advocacy at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville in 2007 and is particularly passionate about racial justice issues. Irene served for four years as an associate pastor of English ministries and Christian education at Daesung Korean Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, California, and is now serving as associate pastor at Stone Church of Willow Glen in San José. She loves to read, play music, cook, exercise, and eat good food.
About the Art
Traditional and contemporary stained glass designs illustrate Reconciling Paul and bring the study to life. The art chosen for the cover is one part of a design of three windows called, The Life of Saint Paul (above image). It illuminates the entrance of St Paul’s Church, Hampshire, UK, and was created by Jude Tarrant in 2011. Look closely at the design reproduced here. The left hand panel shows events from Paul’s early life, in the center panel he preaches to a gathering, and in the right-hand panel there are images of him imprisoned and in a shipwreck. The three scenes are linked by references to Paul’s journeys. To see more of Jude Tarrant’s work, visit www.artiststainedglass.co.uk.