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This workshop is a study of the Letter to the Philippians, one of Paul’s letters from prison. In addition to sharing one’s own reflection on the text, the workshop provides the opportunity to converse about the remarks of five different commentators. The workshop brings the richness of daily reading and reflection on the Bible as developed by Little Rock Scripture Study to STM Online: Crossroads’s virtual environment

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

Special Features:

This course includes:

  • A separate space for sharing prayer during the course
  • Weekly introductions to each new topic
  • 4 videos on the course theme
  • Text transcripts of each featured video;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion
  • A page of further Resources
  • A Study Guide to provide direction for daily Scripture reading

All STM Online: Crossroads workshops 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.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • 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.


Opening: An Introduction to Paul’s letters from prison

Lesson 1: Introduction and Phil 1:1-26

Lesson 2: Phil 1:27-3:1

Lesson 3: Phil 3:2 – 4:23

Additional Materials Needed

Vincent M. Smiles.  New Collegeville Bible Commentary: First Thessalonians, Philippians, Second Thessalonians, Colossians, Ephesians.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005 (ISBN-10: 0-8146-2867-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-8146-2867-6)

Letters from Prison Study Guide – for journaling and daily reflection

These two items may be purchased as a set from Little Rock Scripture Study's store.

Time Commitment:

A participant can expect to spend about 3 - 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.


Content Scholars:
Roy Goetz, and Dan Hennessey, Vincent M. Smiles, Catherine Upchurch, Clifford M. Yeary