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30 Days of PaulAre you just getting started on the challenge? This page is an index of all resources organized by day of reading.

Attention bloggers: Are you participating in this challenge? Even if you complete the challenge after July 2015, please alert me to your resources by leaving a comment below, and I will happily add them to the list!

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Reading Plan
Purchase The Authentic Letters of Paul  (optional but recommended)

Preparatory Readings
Cassandra Farrin – “30 Days of Paul Prequel”
Justin DaMetz – “A Preferential Option for the Poor”

Day 1: Thessalonians 1–3 
Cassandra Farrin
Justin DaMetz – “An Inauspicious Start to #30daysofPaul”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 2: 1 Thessalonians 4–5
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul and God’s Empire”
Justin DaMetz – “Examining Paul’s Preoccupations”
Jack Gillespie
Shane Russo

Day 3: Galatians 1–2
Cassandra Farrin – “Lolita and Legitimacy”
Justin DaMetz – “Diving into the Deep End”
Jack Gillespie
Shane Russo

Day 4: Galatians 3–4
Cassandra Farrin – “Sin as Generic, Pervasive Corruption”
Justin DaMetz – “Love or Obedience?”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 5: Galatians 5–6
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul to the Galatians—a postscript”
Justin DaMetz – “Christian Freedom and Liberation from the Law”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Beth Krajewski – “5 Days with Paul (so far)”
Shane Russo

Day 6: 1 Corinthians 1–2
Cassandra Farrin – “Myth, War, and Civilization: An Interlude”
Justin DaMetz – “The Foolishness of God”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 7: 1 Corinthians 3–4
Cassandra Farrin – “Strength in Weakness” (Audioblog)
Justin DaMetz – “One God, One Church”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 8: 1 Corinthians 5–6
Cassandra Farrin – “6 Assumptions Paul Made about Jesus”
Justin DaMetz – “Love Begins at Home”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 9: 1 Corinthians 7–8
Cassandra Farrin – “What does sex have to do with God?”
Justin DaMetz – “Don’t Get Distracted”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 10: 1 Corinthians 9–10
Cassandra Farrin – “I’m a free man, am I not?”
Justin DaMetz – “We Meet People Where They Are”
Glynn Cardy
Shane Russo

Day 11: 1 Corinthians 11–12
Cassandra Farrin – “Bioethics and the Body of the Anointed” (Audioblog)
Justin DaMetz – “This Table is Open to All”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy

Day 12: 1 Corinthians 13–14
Cassandra Farrin – “Unity as Spiritual Practice”
Justin DaMetz – “What Is the Resurrection?”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy

Day 13: 1 Corinthians 15–16
Cassandra Farrin – “Sin and Creativity”
Justin DaMetz – “The Greatest Of These is Love”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy
Beth Krajewski – “Paul and the Community in Corinth”

Day 14: 2 Corinthians 2:14–3:18
Cassandra Farrin – “Fantasizing with Moses”
Justin DaMetz – “Removing the Veil”
Jack Gillespie
Glynn Cardy

Day 15: 2 Corinthians 4–6:13; 7:2–4
Cassandra Farrin – “Who was Paul?”
Justin DaMetz – “Everything Has Become New!”
Glynn Cardy

Day 16: 2 Corinthians 10–13
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul the Listmaker”
Justin DaMetz – “Paul the Regular Guy”
Glynn Cardy

Day 17: 2 Corinthians 1:1–2:13; 7:5–16
Cassandra Farrin – “Not Quite an Apology”
Justin DaMetz – “The Letter of Reconciliation”
Glynn Cardy

Day 18: 2 Corinthians 8
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul in the Context of Greco-Roman Associations”
Glynn Cardy

Day 19: 2 Corinthians 9
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul’s Letters as Collage”
Glynn Cardy
Beth Krajewski – “The Second Letter to Corinth”

Day 20: Philemon
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul as Head of Household” (Audioblog)
Justin DaMetz – “Philemon: A Window Into Paul’s World”
Glynn Cardy

Day 21: Philippians 4:10–20
Cassandra Farrin – “The Generosity Cycle, Ancient and Modern”
Glynn Cardy

Day 22: Philippians 1–2:18 (corrected)
Cassandra Farrin – “Thinking of You Always”
Justin DaMetz – “Paul’s Unquenchable Joy”
Glynn Cardy

Day 23: Philippians 2:19–3:1a, 4:4–9, 4:21–23
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul’s Letters sans Loyalty”
Justin DaMetz – “The Big Picture”
Glynn Cardy

Day 24: Philippians 3:1b–4:3
Cassandra Farrin – “‘Those Curs,’ Host Libel, and Paul”
Justin DaMetz – “Christology and Kyrios”
Glynn Cardy

Day 25: Romans 1–3
Cassandra Farrin – “Entering Rome”
Justin DaMetz – “The Big One”
Glynn Cardy

Day 26: Romans 4–6
Cassandra Farrin – “Reading Romans with a Little Help from My Garden”
Justin DaMetz – “God the Cosmic Actor”
Glynn Cardy

Day 27: Romans 7–9
Cassandra Farrin – “Power to Create the Kingdom of God”
Justin DaMetz – “Free from Condemnation”
Glynn Cardy

Day 28: Romans 10–12
Cassandra Farrin – “Paul’s Catch-22”
Justin DaMetz – “Gentiles and Jews”
Glynn Cardy

Day 29: Romans 13–15
Cassandra Farrin – “When the Local is Not Global”
Justin DaMetz – “Dangerous Misreadings of Paul”
Glynn Cardy

Day 30: Romans 16
Cassandra Farrin – “ISIS and the Inexplicable in History”
Glynn Cardy
Beth Krajewski – “Paul the Universalist?”

What can I do next?

Upon completing the challenge, you might be wondering what to do next. I suggest the following:

11 thoughts on “Start Here

    1. We absolutely are still taking new entries and would be glad to add yours! I’ll add your posts onto the Start Here page in batches as you move through the challenge. I am so happy to hear you are taking part in it!

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