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Podcast Interview on the "The Dust Cast"

Podcast Interview on the “The Dust Cast”

I was recently interviewed on a podcast called “The Dust Cast: Exploring the Ancient Hebraic Context of the Bible.” I had a great conversation with the host, Jason Mahler, about the current book I’m working on, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, as well as some questions from earlier books. We talked about the “two […]

Lois' Books Now Available in Jerusalem

Lois’ Books Now Available in Jerusalem

For those of you who are traveling to Israel in the near future, here’s some news. Two of my books, Listening to the Language of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus are now printed in Israel and are locally available in Jerusalem. If you are coming to Israel with a group, […]

Praying for my Friends and Heroes in Jerusalem

Praying for my Friends and Heroes in Jerusalem

I just got news from friends about a prayer concern which I would like to share with you. Do you remember my telling about the heroic ministry over there called Shevet Achim? They are a Christian ministry that goes to Gaza, Iraq and Syria to bring children to hospitals in Jerusalem for lifesaving heart-surgeries. When […]

Extra, Extra! - A Brand New En-Gedi Website

Extra, Extra! – A Brand New En-Gedi Website

Big news…after fifteen years, the En-Gedi Resource Center has a brand new website at EnGediResourceCenter.com! (Please note the new URL.) The En-Gedi Resource Center is a ministry that I co-founded in 2001 to teach Christians about the Bible in its Hebraic cultural context. It’s where I got my start as a writer, when I began […]

Narkis Conference, Jerusalem - Highlights

Narkis Conference, Jerusalem – Highlights

About a month ago I spoke at a conference at Narkis Church in Jerusalem. I posted a link to my talk called Jesus’ Bold Messianic Claims on an earlier blog, but many of the talks there will be of interest to those who like to learn about Christianity in its historical, Judaic context. The entire […]

Jesus' Bold Messianic Claims (Link Updated)

Jesus’ Bold Messianic Claims (Link Updated)

Yesterday I spoke on “Jesus’ Bold Messianic Claims” at a conference at Narkis Church in Jerusalem, Israel. You can watch the video below. My talk is about a half hour. (The video also includes two more talks afterward, plus Q & A.) I share some of the story about how I got interested in the […]

"Insights on Jesus of Nazareth" - Great Video Series

“Insights on Jesus of Nazareth” – Great Video Series

I recently took over the ministry of the En-Gedi Resource Center, and wanted to show you one of our nicest resources. Along with books, we published audio and video. One of our best series was Insights into Jesus of Nazareth: His Words, His Wisdom, His World. A dozen of the finest scholars on the first-century […]

Celebrating my Return to the En-Gedi Resource Center

Celebrating my Return to the En-Gedi Resource Center

I have some happy news which long time friends and readers will especially appreciate. I was asked to take charge of the En-Gedi Resource Center, the ministry that I co-founded with Bruce Okkema back in 2001. En-Gedi is the name of a gorgeous oasis in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea. Springs gush out […]

Speaking about Jesus' Messianic Claims in Chicago & Jerusalem

Speaking about Jesus’ Messianic Claims in Chicago & Jerusalem

If you’re in the Chicago area on Monday evening, May 4th, I’m going to be speaking to the Kesher Forum at Willow Creek North, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL. My presentation will be called, “Jesus’ Bold Messianic Claims.” Here’s the description: People often assume that the historical Jesus was a humble rabbi who made no […]

Supporting Lois as an Author

Supporting Lois as an Author

Not long ago I got a lovely note from a reader with a question I had never been asked before. “Lois, I want to support your writing ministry. How best can I do that? Could I order your books in Christian book stores or should I go to your website, or to Amazon? How can […]

Would Jesus have Recognized "Live Long and Prosper"?

Would Jesus have Recognized “Live Long and Prosper”?

Even if you didn’t watch Star Trek, you probably know what Mr. Spock’s Vulcan greeting, “Live Long and Prosper” looks like. If you were a die-hard fan (like me) you might have heard that Leonard Nimoy was Jewish and invented it based on his recollection of synagogue services as a child. It’s traditional for the […]

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus - Your Thoughts?

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus – Your Thoughts?

Dear readers, Right now I’m working on my next book, called Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus. My goal is to help Christians think more like first-century disciples, and equip them to study their Bibles more effectively. I wanted to throw a question out to you, knowing that some readers have just started learning about […]