When Apostle Paul Meets Chinua Achebe
(Cambridge, MA – November 17, 2008) Novelist Chinua Achebe reads some of his poetry Monday Afternoon for a packed Tsai Auditorium as the guest speaker for this year’s Distinguished African Studies Lecture. Staff Photo Nick Welles/Harvard News Office
This semester, I am teaching two classic books in World Literature, in two different locations: one at my job #IRSC , the other at my Church: #CalvaryPSL. Both books were written by two dead dudes. The first dude is Africa’s premier literary giant, the founder of modern African literature, and a fervent apologist of African cultural traditions and pre-colonial African civilizations. The second dude is Christianity’s premier theologian, thinker, and an unapologetic defender of the Christian Faith. Some individuals even call him the Founder of Christianity.
Paul (Apostle Paul, as some people have called him) wrote, what some religious scholars, thinkers, and theologians believe as, the greatest letter ever written in modern history, and history of thought: The Book of Paul to the Christians at Rome–which he wrote about A.D. 56-57 from the city of Corinth. Chinua Achebe wrote “Things Fall Apart” (1958), the foundational text that gave birth to modern African literature.
You, Facebook friends, can’t enroll in my IRSC course on Achebe. Sorry, it’s too late. Nonetheless, if you live in the Treasure Coast area in Florida, you are cordially invited to sign up for my Lifegroup class on the Letter of Paul to the Romans. I am sure it is possible to bring both Paul and Achebe in conversation about the things of God, and God’s relationship with humanity and the world.
Please allow me to inform you about the class on Paul:
The class meets once a week on Thursday night, at 7:00 PM. Child care will be provided. Our first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 4.
Next meeting: Thu. February 04, 2016 • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meets every Thursday effective 2/4/2016 until 5/5/2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location — where do we meet?
Name St. James Shine Building
5555 NW St. James Drive
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
According to faith in Jesus. So “there is no difference” now between Jews and Gentiles (Romans 3:22). The call to unity is just as relevant to us today as we continue to face tensions in the body of Christ. May we hear and respond to God’s call to us in Romans. Lessons under the guidance of one of the world’s leading and most loved Bible teachers and preachers, John Stott, include inductive study, application, commentary, prayer helps, and leader guidelines. Children Children are welcome Start date 2/4/2016
Course Registration Process
The process takes only 2 minutes. First, create a user name online at Calvary Port St. Lucie.
After creating the account, you will be sent an email to verify your account.
After email verification, go back to register for the course:
Next, tollow these easy 5 step process to sing up for the course
1. Campus: St. James
2.Category: Life Groups
3. Weekdays: Thursday
5. Click on Mixed Gender – Romans: Encountering the Gospel’s Power
Look forward to seeing you there
Celucien L. Joseph, PhD (Docteur Lou)
Life Group Facilitator
Assistant Professor of English
Co-Advisor to the Haitian Cultural Club (HaitianculturalAwareness At Irsc)
IRSC – Indian River State College
Port St. Lucie, Florida