Grace Point Church

Study of the Apostle Paul

January 21, 2018

How well do you know Paul, the Apostle? The man who turned the world upside down for Christ was one of the first to take the gospel to the Europe and inspire a global missions movement that has rippled across the centuries. Paul penned most of the New Testament that Jesus-followers have built their lives upon.

Joey Dodson, professor, author, and pastor will return to Grace Point Church for a deep dive into the life of Paul. This study will enrich and add context and depth to your faith, knowledge, and understanding in just a few hours. (See Joey’s full biography below).

Pre-reading will be beneficial: “Paul the Apostle: Missionary, Martyr, and Theologian,” by Robert Picirilli. CLICK HERE to order.



12:00-12:45: Lunch (lunch reservations are closed, but you may eat on your own or bring your lunch)

12:45–2:15: Session 1

2:15–2:30: Break

2:30–3:45: Session 2


Joey Dodson is an associate professor of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and a post-doctorate at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His wife, Sadie, was his elementary school sweetheart, and they have five children: Mattie Mae, Kinnon Scott, Aidan, Iain, and Caspian. Joey loves traveling and hiking with his family as well as reading books and watching sports. He has spoken at countless churches, retreats, prisons, schools and conferences both near and far. What Joey brings to the pulpit is a rare mix: the mind of a scholar, the heart of a pastor, and the wit of a comedian. In his spare time, Joey also teaches courses at Eternity Bible College in Los Angeles, and at Ecola Bible College in Cannon Beach, Oregon. He serves as an associate pastor at First Baptist Church Arkadelphia and as an itinerate speaker with Transform Ministries in Houston, Texas.

On the more scholarly side, Joey has written a number of articles for academic journals such as Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Novum Testamentum, and the Journal for Jewish Studies as well as essays in various volumes such as Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination, and Reading Romans in Context. He is the author of A Little Book for New Bible Scholars with E. Randolph Richards, and The ‘Powers’ of Personification: Rhetorical Purpose in the ‘Book of Wisdom’ and the Letter to the Romans. Moreover, he is the editor of Paul and the Second Century with Michael F. Bird; Paul and Seneca in Dialogue with David E. Briones; as well as Paul and his Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition with Andrew W. Pitts.


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