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Bible and Beyond Presentations

Bible and Beyond Presentations

Introductory and In-Depth Online or In-Person Presentations by Shirley Paulson, PhD

About the presenter, Shirley Paulson, PhD

Shirley Paulson’s exploration and research into the texts ‘beyond the Bible’ began with her Master of Theological Studies work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, which led to her PhD in Religion and Theology from the University of Birmingham (UK). The unique contribution of Shirley’s work is her research in extracanonical texts from the perspective of contemporary methodology in Practical Theology. The primary text for her research was The Secret Revelation of John. The combination of Shirley’s experience with healing, theological scholarship, and research in Practical Theology evokes ever-new questions and conversations based on ancient texts. Shirley has decades of experience presenting lectures, classes, and workshops on early texts. Since 2017 she has been the driving force behind Early Christian Texts, an organization offering an assortment of online educational programs including a newsletter, blog, podcast, discussion series, and adult-learning courses. Her first book, llluminating the Secret Revelation of John, was published by Cascade Books in April of 2022.

Presentations Offered

Descriptions of the Bible and Beyond Presentations can be accessed by clicking the links below. Introductory courses feature a thirty minute lecture or pre-recorded presentation and provide an overview of the subject followed by 60 minutes of guided discussion. In-Depth presentations feature two to three hours of lecture and/or pre-recorded presentations and approximately five hours of guided discussions.

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Introductory Presentation Information

How the classes work

Onsite presentations are composed of a live lecture and follow up discussion taking approximately 90 minutes total.

Online presentations include distribution of a 30 minute prerecorded video presentation which participants can watch at any time, and a scheduled 60 minute interactive Zoom meeting for discussion.

Classes are offered throughout the year, either at your location or online. You choose the venue, time, and date of your event. Please contact Shirley for availability.

What is included

Organizations sponsoring introductory classes are provided with materials needed to promote and host a successful event, including:

  • 20 Printed flyers to post or distribute.
  • Text and images you can post on your website and use in your email newsletters.
  • 2 copies of the book by Shirley Paulson, Illuminating the Secret Revelation of John, to use as gifts or registration incentives.
  • Handout materials relevant to the subject.
  • An online registration form (if requested – collecting registration payments is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization).
  • Online courses additionally include:
    • Access to a private web page with information about the class, handouts, and the pre-recorded lecture.
    • The link to the Zoom discussion.
Costs for the Introductory Classes

There is a sliding scale pricing structure in place for the Bible and Beyond introductory presentations. Online presentations will generally cost less than in-person events because of the cost incurred for reimbursing Shirley’s travel and lodging expenses. Your organization will set the fee for presentation participants. Please contact us for additional pricing information.

In-depth Presentation Information

How the presentations work

Onsite presentations are composed of live or prerecorded lectures interspersed with extensive in-person discussions held over the course of one to three days for a maximum of eight hours of programming.

Online presentations include approximately two hours of prerecorded instruction which participants can watch at any time, and up to six hours (total) of scheduled interactive Zoom meetings for discussion of the material. The Zoom meetings can be configured to fit your organization’s needs (six one hour sessions, three two hour sessions, or two three hour sessions).

You choose the means, venue, time, and date of your event (based on availablity).

What is included

Organizations sponsoring in-depth classes are provided with materials needed to promote and host a successful event, including:

  • Up to 35 Printed flyers to post or distribute.
  • Text and images you can post on your website and use in your email newsletters.
  • 3 copies of the book by Shirley Paulson, Illuminating the Secret Revelation of John, to use as gifts or registration incentives.
  • Handout materials relevant to the subject.
  • An online registration form (if requested – collecting registration payments is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization).
  • Online courses additionally include:
    • Access to a private web page with information about the class, handouts, and the pre-recorded lectures.
    • The link to the Zoom discussions.
Costs for the In-depth presentations

There is a sliding scale pricing structure in place for the Bible and Beyond in-depth presentations. Online presentations will generally cost less than in-person events because of the cost of reimbursing Shirley’s travel and lodging expenses. Your organization will set the fee for presentation participants. Please contact us for additional pricing information.

Inquiry Form

Get in touch to learn more about scheduling a Bible and Beyond Presentation for your organization. Please include information about the date and times that might work for you, whether you are thinking about an onsite or online presentation, and the name of the presentation(s) that interest you.

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