This Saturday, April 3, 2:00 p.m. EST.  I will be giving a (one) live Zoom lecture for anyone who wants to come.  It will be recorded for my undergraduate course on the New Testament and there will be a 30-minute Q & A to follow.  NOTE: it is Saturday this time, not Sunday.

There is no charge per se, but I would like to ask for a donation to the blog in exchange, if you can see your way clear to do it.  If not, that’s fine – we all have our circumstances!  But one of the main reasons I’m doing these lectures is to raise money for the Food Bank of North Carolina; as with all food banks right now, it is in desperate need.  Your donation is completely tax deductible. To make a donation now, go to the blog home page and scroll to the bottom to find the blue “One-time Donation” button.

Here is the info you need:

  • Time:  Saturday, April 3, 2:00 pm  (EST)
  • The Lecture will last about 50 minutes, with Q&A to follow.

Lecture:  Pauline Ethics: How Does One Decide What Is Right?

Paul was sometimes accused, in his own day, of saying that it did not matter how one lived, so long as they had faith in Christ.  His opponents reasoned that if he really thought that salvation came apart from the law, that is, that God’s law didn’t matter for salvation, then one could live lawlessly.  Paul took umbrage at this charge, and he spends a good bit of all his letters giving ethical instructions.  But how are people to know what the right thing to do is, in general and in specific circumstances?  Philosophers and regular ole folk have puzzled over that question for a very long time, and there are many answers available.  Paul, too, has answers.  In this lecture we will consider what they are.  Some of them make perfect sense to people still today, others … not so much.


As you know, these lectures are meant to raise money for those in need (see below).  Can you donate a bit?  My suggested minimum donation is $10 for the lecture with the sky the limit for a maximum donation!

Three participants will be allowed to ask the questions at the end.  These will be the three highest donors.

In weeks past we have had a number of people donate $100; to be among the top three, you’ll probably need to go to about that level.  Whatever you donate, if anything, is completely up to you.  And everyone, donor or not, is absolutely welcome to hear the Q&A.  The last few weeks we have heard some terrific questions.  On these two I expect some toughees.  Bring ’em on!

In case you wondered, I have no plans to make this lecture generally available.  The recording will be for my class only.

If you want to attend, all you need do is respond by letting us know, here: Register for my Sunday Lectures

Yes, click that link even though the lecture is on SATURDAY!!

When you register, you will receive a Zoom link via email from [email protected].

If you have any questions about how it will work, let me know.