Paul in Corinth

During his second missionary journey, Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half. He shared his life and message with the locals and founded a church.

Why is this topic important:

During his second missionary journey, Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half. He shared his life and message with the locals and founded a church. As we read in his letters, Paul had real love and concern for that church and deliberately made time for a second pastoral visit to them. Visiting the site today can offer us a deeper understanding of the historical context of the Epistles to the Corinthians.

What we are going to do:

In this tour we will explore the ancient city of Corinth! We will have a chance to see the Corinth Canal, and visit the archaeological site of the ancient Agora, along with the small and fascinating museum. Furthermore, we will hike up Acrocorinth, the citadel overseeing the city, and learn about the local cult and traditions which formed the character of ancient Corinth.

The Goal:

The purpose of this tour is to learn more about the historical context of Acts 18 and the Epistles to the Corinthians.

Furthermore, to reflect on the challenges of teaching and sharing the gospel in a large urban center which has a pleasure-seeking culture.

Your Host:

Sofia Papaspyrou

Sofia was born in Athens and was raised in Corfu. She’s a member of the First Evangelical Church since 2011.
She studied History & Archaeology (BA) and Museum Studies (MA). She is a part-time student at the Greek Bible College, and a PhD Candidate at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research field is Paul’s Second Missionary Journey, in the context of Greek & Roman archaeology, contemporary tourism and pilgrimage.
She has worked as an archaeologist in surface surveys and excavations in Greece and abroad, and as a museum curator in exhibitions, educational programs, and in scientific data documentation. Since 2015, she’s a licensed tour guide. Currently, she is working in museum projects and she’s leading tours all over Greece.

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