MOUNTAIN LAKE — Dr. Ryan Schellenberg will be the speaker for the 35th Annual Mennonite Bible Study Series in Mountain Lake on Jan. 10-12, presenting on the theme of “Paul, Prison, and the Justice of God.”

This series is sponsored annually by Bethel Mennonite Church and First Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, with the intent of bringing Anabaptist scholars and practitioners of theology and Biblical studies to the local scene. The meetings will take place at Bethel Mennonite Church beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Two Jan. 11 sessions will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m.. A worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Bethel Church, followed by a Sunday evening session at 7 p.m. The Jan. 11 morning session will have a coffee break mid-morning, and evening sessions will be followed by light refreshments and opportunity for conversation.

Schellenberg is Associate Professor of New Testament at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He earned degrees from Canadian Mennonite University (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (Fresno, CA), before completing his Ph.D. at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto.

In Mountain Lake, Schellenberg will present on the following topics: “Human Justice and Divine Justice; Prison Then and Now”; “Paul the Prisoner”; “Justification by Faith; The Letter Kills, but the Spirit Gives Life” and “Early Christian Resources for Confronting Mass Incarceration.”

The public is cordially invited to any or all of the events of the series. The series is free of charge; donations are welcome. For more information, contact Bethel Mennonite Church at (507) 427-3075.