Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Corinth that Paul Saw

Seminar Synopsis

This seminar, together with visual presentation, invites you to take an unforgettable journey to ancient Corinth that the apostle Paul saw in the AD 50s. where he founded a church during his Second Missionary Journey (Acts 18: 1-17). We will investigate the connection between the archaeological evidence of the ancient city of Corinth and Paul’s experience with the Corinthian church.

Come and see, feel, and take a walk with Paul in this booming city. Discover the connection between the socio-political setting of the ancient city and Paul’s fascinating correspondence with the church he established. Read 1 & 2 Corinthians with fresh insights as we unearth the relationships between the Agora and Paul’s decisive method of preaching in Corinth (1 Cor 2:1-5); the layout of a typical Roman villa and the Paul’s admonition of the abuse of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:17-34); the Temple of Asklepieion and Paul’s teaching of the church as a body of Christ with different parts (1 Cor 12:12-26); the Roman bath and Paul’s description of his sufferings (2 Cor 11:23-31); and many more.


1.00-2.00 pm Registration
2.00-2.15 pm. Welcome and Worship
2.15-4.00 pm Session One:
4.00-4.30 pm Tea/coffee break
4.30-6.00 pm Session Two:
6.00-7.00 pm Dinner
7.00-9.00 pm Session Three:
9.00-10.00pm Questions and Answers


Dr Lim Kar Yong is a property valuer by training and worked for many years in the property industry before pursuing theological studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA. After returning from seminary, Kar Yong served in a para-church organisation and taught part-time in Malaysia Bible Seminari (MBS) and Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (STM). In 2003, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in the University of Wales where he earned his Ph.D. in New Testament working on 2 Corinthians. Presently he is a Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, Seremban. He also oversees the Adult Christian Education programme in Petaling Jaya Evangelical Free Church where he has been a member since 1993.

Kar Yong is an avid blogger and in his free time can be found at his blog, the homilia of a budding NT scholar at

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Blogger Paul Long said...

Good to know that Kar Yong is now Dr. Lim :-)
Thanks for the link to his website

3:24 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi paul,

he is a DR now. Great isn't it?

3:25 AM  
Blogger Paul Long said...

Yes. Now with ... Permanent Head Damage but without the Pentecostal Hair Do but hopefully with Prayer Healing and Deliverance :-)

4:23 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

and he is a Presbyterian too, as he never tires of reminding me. Hmm, is he reformed?

Note to reader:
We are talking about Kar Yong behind his back.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Kar Yong said...

In fact, he is rather mixed up...Presbyterian turned Pentecostal turned Free Church, and now teaching in an ecumenical seminary...he is not even sure whether he presently belongs to EVANGELICAL Free Church or Evangelical FREE Church or EVANGELICAL FREE Church!

8:14 PM  

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