Sundays 5-6:00 p.m. • March 6-April 10
Our Lenten Book Study begins Sunday, March 6th from 5-6:00 p.m. either in person at the church or through Zoom. We will be working through the book, Short Stories By Jesus. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives.
In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the form at the link below. Additional information will be sent through email to those who sign up to participate.