Adult Education on Sunday Mornings

THE DIFFICULT WORDS of JESUS

Sundays: Sept 12 & 19, Oct 10, 17 & 24, Nov 14th @ 10:45am – 11:30am

Join the discussion in person & via Zoom ID: 4159243782

 

We begin this fall with a Bible Study of some of Jesus’ most challenging teachings. Using a book by Amy-Jill Levine, The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings, (you can find the book at your local Book Store or on Amazon—although it’s not necessary to have a copy to get something out of the class), plus a 10– 12-minute video by Professor Levine for each session, we will explore the difficult passages.  Amy-Jill Levine will show how these teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation.

Amy-Jill Levine is the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.  An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books including Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week and Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.

These classes will be held in person in the Parish Hall, and on Zoom (4159243782) from 10:45 to 11:30 am on the dates listed below.

DateClass TopicLeader
Sunday, 9/12/21 – 10:45 am Session 1:  Sell What You OwnPastor Tom
Sunday, 9/19/21 – 10:45 am Session 2:  Hate Father and MotherPastor Tom
Sunday, 10/10/21 – 10:45 am Session 3:  Slave of AllPastor Tom
Sunday, 10/17/21 – 10:45 am Session 4:  Nowhere Among the GentilesPastor Tom
Sunday, 10/24/21 – 10:45am Session 5:  Outer DarknessPastor Tom
Sunday, 11/14/21 – 10:45am Session 6:  Your Father the DevilPastor Tom