“A Polite Bribe” in Edinburgh
We’ll screen the provocative film about the Apostle Paul, “A Polite Bribe: An Apostle’s Final Bid,” here in New College, Friday 7 March, 4 pm (Martin Hall). Admission free.
There will be a discussion following the film, involving the director/writer/producer, Rob Orlando, my NT colleague Dr. Matt Novenson, and yours truly.
I’ve mentioned the film in one or two previous blog-posts. It combines a dramatic storyline focused on Paul’s apostolic mission and his concerns to maintain some kind of unity between Jerusalem/Jewish believers and his (largely) gentile churches with numerous short clips featuring a galaxy of scholars expressing views on various matters connected with the narrative. The climactic element is Paul’s last journey to Jerusalem with the financial collection gathered from his churches as an offering to the Jerusalem church.