3. Paul’s Mission
4. Paul’s Character
5. Paul’s Vocation
7. Paul’s Letters
8. Paul’s Ethics
9. Paul’s Theology
10. Paul’s Eschatology
John Dominic Crossan & Marcus Borg
Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God
This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today.
Join pre-eminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today.
Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan. Filmed in High-Definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy.
Purchase of Eclipsing Empire includes a one-year licence to use the downloadable participant and leader guides. At the end of the first year, the licence to use the written materials can be renewed annually. Please see the the LTQ policy page for further details.
Eclipsing Empire includes downloadable and printable leader and participant guides with weekly readings and discussion questions. Each session may be conducted in one hour or expanded to include a meal and personal sharing. Each 20-minute video segment features a brief travelogue on a location significant for the study of Paul. The flexible DVD and resource materials can be used in variety of class, retreat, and other formats.
Available only in PAL format.
12 episodes (20 mins each).
weeWONDERBOX’s flagship urban festival, ColumbaFest, returns to Glasgow city centre on June 8th-10th, 2018. Our theme: ’Dreams & Visions’ … on what makes ‘prophecy’ today.
Expect live music and spoken word, workshops, walks, talks and worship led by a fantastically diverse group of contributors. See below for names and short descriptions by day. More to be confirmed soon.
Prophets often come from the margins, challenging our complacent worldview with a startling new perspective. We will be asking – where are the prophets today? What are they saying? And are we listening to them?
We will draw inspiration from the life of St Columba, the biblical prophets, and contemporary politics to challenge ourselves to engage with the most pressing issues of social justice in our society.
Come for a day, an evening, or for the entire weekend … details of Weekend Passes can be found on the Ticket /Box Office page here here (also includes Day only and Evening only options).
As confirmed so far (with am/ pm/ eve timings, where they have been finalised at this point) …
‘A Wee Columba Ceilidh-Oot’ shared songs, stories, turns and other contributions from our own veritable treasure troves; with GRAHAM MAULE + Guests (eve)
JANE BENTLEY on how music can (help) save the world [pm] + JOHN L. BELL on matters theological, political and imaginative [pm] + eXp COWAL YOUTH on being young in Argyll [am] + CRAIG GARDINER on Bonhöffer, the Iona Comunity and the New Monasticism + GLAIKIT CARNYX uncovering the ‘real’ Columba + DEBBIE LEWER on art and prophetic disobedience [pm] + PETER McCOLL on Columba, copyright & contemporary data + LORRAINE McINTOSH on childhood bus journeys to Ireland [am] + ANDY THORNTON on finding your inner prophet + PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA on the poetry of the past, present & future; on Emily Dickinson, poetic prophet; and on Brexit through the lens of Ruth [am & pm] + LAURA WOOD on slavery here, now and possibly next-door [am] + more
Art & Creativity:
JANE BENTLEY with a drumming, rhythm and percussion rendezvous [am] + ALYSON HALLETT with a creative writing session [pm] + CAROL MARPLES on boats, coracles and contemporary art installations in churches [pm] + ‘Art Hub’ (creative activities for all-comers) [am & pm] + more
THE HAZELS [midday] + DAVID HEAVENOR [eve] + MARGARET McLARTY [eve] + ANDY THORNTON [eve] + ‘Mystery Guest’ [eve]
Morning Liturgy [am] + ‘Prophets & Subway Walls’ (various panel discussions) [am & pm] + ‘Toots’, a spoken word performance with ALYSON HALLETT [pm] + ‘Darkness @ Ground Zero’ (Late night cultural cafe) [eve] + more
IAN BRADLEY on reassessing Columba & Celtic Christianity [pm] + ALASTAIR McINTOSH on The Ten Beatitudes [pm] + more
Art & Creativity:
ALYSON HALLETT with a creative writing session [pm] + ‘Art Hub’ (creative activities for all-comers) [pm] + more
‘A Wee Sing’ with JOHN L. BELL & THE WILD GOOSE [pm]
‘Coffee, Croissant & The Papers’ (news talking breakfast) [am] + ‘A ColumbaFest Liturgy & Communion [am]
More info on contributors and the programme will be available soon.
Detailed day by day listing will be available at the end of May/ beginning of June.
Pre-Event Tickets are available now – check them out.
ColumbaFest takes place in several venues:
More info on the timings and location of events soon.
We’ll be posting a series of posts on ColumbaFest-associated issues and contributors leading up to the festival, which you can follow on our Blog.
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We’d hate you to feel ye wurnae tellt!
You’ll be able to download the latest ColumbaFest flyer here soon. Any help with publicity, much appreciated.
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