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COURSE OVERVIEW
Venture into the depth and richness of Paul’s letter to the Romans in this dynamic five-session online course. Guided by the acclaimed biblical scholar Dr. J. R. Daniel Kirk, participants will be introduced to the central themes, historical background, and transformative messages of this pivotal New Testament text. Having published two books on Romans, Kirk will bring clarity and fresh perspectives to one of the most foundational Christian writings.

Embark on this transformative journey to navigate the profound truths of Paul’s magnum opus. Whether you’re a seasoned theologian, a faith seeker, or simply someone intrigued by the origins of Christian thought, this course promises insightful revelations and a deeper connection to the heart of Romans.

Session 1: Orienting to Romans & Diving In
A glimpse into the world of first-century Rome. Understanding Paul’s motivations and the letter’s central message.The socio-political backdrop and the importance of context.

Session 2: Justification by Faith – Redefining the People of God
Unraveling Paul’s revolutionary vision of faith-based justification.The reimagining of God’s covenantal community.Addressing misconceptions and exploring the broader implications for the church.

Session 3: Resurrection Life
The transformative power of Christ’s resurrection in shaping believers’ lives. Living in the Spirit: From theological concept to practical reality.How the resurrection redefines life, identity, and purpose.

Session 4: So, About Israel
Unpacking Paul’s nuanced relationship with Israel and its role in God’s redemptive plan. Exploring controversial passages and their implications.Israel’s ongoing significance in the unfolding narrative of redemption.

Session 5: Living the Jesus Story
Drawing parallels between Jesus’ teachings and Paul’s exhortations in Romans. How to embody the message of Romans in the modern world. Romans as a guide for ethical living, communal relationships, and societal engagement.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES
Romans for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Misused, Problematic and Prooftexted Letter in the Bible by Daniel Kirk
Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity by Daniel Kirk

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Tripp Fuller is the founder and host of the #1 theology podcast, Homebrewed Christianity. As an author, speaker, podcaster, and professional theologian he is committed to bringing the best resources from the academy to the church so we can brew a more robust faith today.

Daniel Kirk has a Ph.D. in religion from Duke University and has served as a seminary professor and as director of a Christian formation program. His writing includes Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of GodJesus Have I Loved, but Paul?; and the forthcoming Romans for Normal People. He is currently a physician assistant student in Dallas, Texas, where he lives with his wife, two teenagers, a dog, and four chickens.

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COURSE OVERVIEW
Venture into the depth and richness of Paul’s letter to the Romans in this dynamic five-session online course. Guided by the acclaimed biblical scholar Dr. J. R. Daniel Kirk, participants will be introduced to the central themes, historical background, and transformative messages of this pivotal New Testament text. Having published two books on Romans, Kirk will bring clarity and fresh perspectives to one of the most foundational Christian writings.

Embark on this transformative journey to navigate the profound truths of Paul’s magnum opus. Whether you’re a seasoned theologian, a faith seeker, or simply someone intrigued by the origins of Christian thought, this course promises insightful revelations and a deeper connection to the heart of Romans.

Session 1: Orienting to Romans & Diving In
A glimpse into the world of first-century Rome. Understanding Paul’s motivations and the letter’s central message.The socio-political backdrop and the importance of context.

Session 2: Justification by Faith – Redefining the People of God
Unraveling Paul’s revolutionary vision of faith-based justification.The reimagining of God’s covenantal community.Addressing misconceptions and exploring the broader implications for the church.

Session 3: Resurrection Life
The transformative power of Christ’s resurrection in shaping believers’ lives. Living in the Spirit: From theological concept to practical reality.How the resurrection redefines life, identity, and purpose.

Session 4: So, About Israel
Unpacking Paul’s nuanced relationship with Israel and its role in God’s redemptive plan. Exploring controversial passages and their implications.Israel’s ongoing significance in the unfolding narrative of redemption.

Session 5: Living the Jesus Story
Drawing parallels between Jesus’ teachings and Paul’s exhortations in Romans. How to embody the message of Romans in the modern world. Romans as a guide for ethical living, communal relationships, and societal engagement.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES
Romans for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Misused, Problematic and Prooftexted Letter in the Bible by Daniel Kirk
Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity by Daniel Kirk

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Tripp Fuller is the founder and host of the #1 theology podcast, Homebrewed Christianity. As an author, speaker, podcaster, and professional theologian he is committed to bringing the best resources from the academy to the church so we can brew a more robust faith today.

Daniel Kirk has a Ph.D. in religion from Duke University and has served as a seminary professor and as director of a Christian formation program. His writing includes Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of GodJesus Have I Loved, but Paul?; and the forthcoming Romans for Normal People. He is currently a physician assistant student in Dallas, Texas, where he lives with his wife, two teenagers, a dog, and four chickens.