Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

Community Groups begin meeting the week of February 18

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.

This six-week study will coincide with Pastor David’s sermon series. Groups begin meeting the week of February 18.

Groups will be hosted in a variety places and times: at church, in homes, online via zoom, and in the community. The available group days, times, and locations will be posted in February.

Sign-up in the Connection Center in the Sanctuary lobby on Sunday mornings, or fill out the short form below. Meeting times will be posted as they become available.

Community Group Participant Interest Form

Community Group Participant Interest Form