BIBL 565

Philippians: Finding Joyful Unity in a Fragmented Community

Course Description

In Philippians, Paul addresses his dear friends at Philippi in hopes of healing a polarized people. Remarkably, his letter rings with joy from his imprisonment, modeling for the church a form of sacrificial living on behalf of others–a form of living ultimately patterned after the posture and sacrifice of the Lord Jesus himself. Examine the cultural backdrop and situation of the church at Philippi, Paul’s rhetorical strategy in calling his brothers and sisters to live with and love each other well, and the implications of this rich book for our too-often-fragmented modern churches.

Dates May 22–May 26
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



George Guthrie

Professor of New Testament

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

What I love about Regent is that it’s a place for people who have questions about their ordinary lives. Not just academic theological questions, but questions about what it means to live the good life or be faithful. Not just a space for heady conversations but a place to wrestle with faith and a place where they can belong.” — Vivian Lee (MATS student)