Written some 2000 years ago, Paul's Letter to the Romans, as its name suggests, addresses the situation and concerns of first century Romans. And yet this letter from Paul, like all of Scripture, is a word for us today as well. He calls us to love and community, following the faithfulness of Jesus, empowered with hope by the Holy Spirit. Guided by Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.’s book, Written for Our Instruction: Theological and Spiritual Riches in Romans and video from Richard Lennan and Nancy Pineda-Madrid, this course looks at key themes in Paul's writing, including God, Jesus, Spirit, Salvation, and Church. Reflect and discuss with others on the implications it has for us.
This course has a required text: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. Written for Our Instruction: Theological and Spiritual Riches in Romans. Paulist Press, 2017.
- Introductory Week
- Week 1: God
- Week 2: Jesus
- Week 3: Spirit
- Week 4: Salvation
- Week 5: Church
This course includes:
- Weekly introductions to each new topic;
- Five videos exclusively available in this course;
- Captions and text transcripts of each featured video;
- Weekly questions for reflection and discussion; and
- A regularly updated Resources page for further study of topics discussed in this course.
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features
- Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site.
- Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
- The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course has ended.
- An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
- Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
- A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.
Additional Materials Needed
Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. Written for Our Instruction: Theological and Spiritual Riches in Romans. Paulist Press, 2017.
A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.
- Thomas D. Stegman S.J. (text)
- Richard Lennan (video)
- Nancy Pineda-Madrid (video)