Campbellsville University’s January Bible Study 2011 Preview to focus on Galatians

July 8, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s School of Theology professors will lead the January Bible Study 2011 Preview Thursday, Aug. 5 titled “Dispatches from the Red Hot Letter of Paul to the Galatians.”

The Bible study will be from 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Dr. John Hurgen, dean of the CU School of Theology and professor of New Testament and Greek; Dr. Ted Taylor, director of FIRST CLASS and professor of Christian studies and lead professor of sports ministry program, and Dr. Shane Garrison, assistant professor of educational ministries and president of Maple Trail Ministries, will deliver helps for teaching and preaching from Galatians.
Campbellsville University’s Church Relations Council is also a sponsor of the January Bible Study.

The Bible study is free, but there is a $10 charge for the meal which is payable that day.

Registration is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall.

Hurtgen said the CU School of Theology has been providing summer Bible studies, free and open to all for over 30 years.

He said the January Bible Study’s goals are to: “to lead all Christian ministers – vocational and lay – in an intensive study of a biblical book to equip them to teach others; to lead pastors and others through the Bible book study that Southern Baptist churches call the ‘January Bible Study; and these pastors and other ministers will in turn teach and preach this study to their congregations during winter 2011.”

Hurtgen said pastors, other Christian ministers, Sunday School teachers, Bible study teachers, interested laypersons from all Christian churches are all welcome.

Hurtgen said the “hot and spicy theme” refers to “interpreters, as early as Chrysostom (4th century early church father), have noted Paul’s very “hot” tone in the Galatian letter, saying a lot is at stake and the very heart of the gospel that unifies Jew and Gentile through one person, Jesus Christ.”

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 44 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and four postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is