Can Paul Be An Ally? Reclaiming the Apostle from Misogyny and Homophobia

Join DSF Mentor and Iliff Professor Eric Smith for a chock-full one hour training on why Paul is misunderstood and how we might reclaim him from the clutches of misogyny and homophobia. In order to have true freedom, coming to terms and a sense of peace with the Bible -- especially Paul -- is an absolute must. Start here with this webinar, and be sure to let us know if you are craving more on your journey towards freedom.

(Webinar from Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018 - National Coming Out Day)



Eric Smith

Eric is the Director of Pastoral Formation at Disciples Seminary Foundation and serves as Term Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and New Testament Studies at the Iliff School of Theology.

He earned a B.A. in English from Mars Hill College near Asheville, NC, a M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN, and a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from the Joint Doctoral Program at the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and has served churches in the United Methodist and United Church of Christ traditions. Smith is the author of Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the 'Parting of the Ways' (Routledge 2018), Foucault's Heterotopia in Christian Catacombs: Constructing Spaces and Symbols in Ancient Rome (Palgrave MacMillan 2014), and a forthcoming book from Chalice Press tentatively titled Paul the Progressive: Learning to Love the Apostle You Love to Hate

Does This Describe You?

Join DSF for a 1 hour lively training about the Apostle Paul, ESPECIALLY if you….

  • Harbor resentment or anger at Paul

  • Want to understand Paul more but don’t know where to start 

  • Are concerned about the ways that Paul has been used as a weapon 

  • Suspect that you may not know the whole story about Paul and his comments on women and homosexuality 

  • Want to support women and queer spaces in the church with biblically sound arguments!


If you long to understand Paul more deeply – and maybe even find him to be an ally – then this webinar is for you!


Eric’s training will free you from the troubled relationship you may have with Paul about women and the queer community. He will also show how we do not find condemnation in the words of Paul if you are willing to dig deep. Freedom begins with a healthy relationship with Scripture – start your journey now. 

This webinar was sponsored by DSF.