The New Testament and Jewish-Christian Relations
Presented by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Dinner: 5:30pm (reservations required), $5.00 adults, $3.00 children. Please call Marti Lawson at the church office, 615.255.7729, for reservations. Dinner reservations are required by 4pm on Monday each week.
Program: 6:30 - 7:30pm
During this four week series, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will look at the many misconceptions that Jews and Christians continue to hold regarding the the relationship of the New Testament to its Jewish context. By looking at major parts of the New Testament, the Christmas Story, the Sermon on the Mount, the Passion Narrative, the Letters of Paul, and the Epistle to the Hebrews, Dr. Levine will show how and why the followers of Jesus of Nazareth dialogued with, debated, and sometimes defamed their fellow Jews. By doing the historical work, Jews and Christians will discover that both have much to celebrate in terms of what they hold in common and in areas where they differ.
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. She received her B.A. from Smith College, her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. In 2011, Professor Levine became Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK. She is a prolific scholar known for the depth of her knowledge and her entertaining delivery.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dinner: 5:30pm (reservations required), $5.00 adults, $3.00 children. Please call Marti Lawson at the church office, 615.255.7729, for reservations. Dinner reservations are required by 4pm on Monday, October 6.
Program: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Without the Miracle There is Nothing!:
Devotionals to Encourage and Inspire
Presented by The Rev. Geoffrey Butcher
Former Christ Church Cathedral Canon Pastor Geoffrey Butcher will offer a reading and signing of his recent book Without the Miracle There is Nothing. Reverend Butcher is now Priest-in-Charge of Trinity Church in Russellville, KY and very active in leading Centering Prayer workshops.
The devotionals first appeared in the News Democrat & Leader in Logan County, KY.
Books will be available for purchase on site or through Amazon.
For more information, see the August, 2014 issue of Connections.
Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30
The first meeting for this class will be October 29, 2014.
This class is a modern adaptation of an ancient church process by which adults were prepared for entry into Christian faith and life. Participation may prepare adults for Confirmation in the Episcopal Church, Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows for those already confirmed, or Reception from another Christian faith tradition. The class is led by Dean Timothy Kimbrough and Joshua Caler, Curate.