The letters to the Philippians and Philemon were written from prison. Paul's use of the term "a prisoner for Christ was used to characterize his predicament and as a mark of his Christian identity. 1. Read Philippians 1:12-14, Colossians 4:18 and Philemon 1:9 and reflect on the ways in which Paul's incarceration had become a symbol of his Christian journey. 2. How might the "prison experience" have had an impact on these ideas?