Events

West to East and Back Again

West to East and Back Again

Pastors, here’s a creative idea. Choose a Christian book to incorporate into a sermon series (4-5 weeks), and make copies available to church members. At the end of the series, invite the author to come and speak. After the service with the author, host a potluck with a Q & A discussion time about the […]

Updated: Speaking in UK & Netherlands in June 2018

Updated: Speaking in UK & Netherlands in June 2018

I’m excited that I’ve been invited to speak in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands this summer. I’ll be giving several seminars and talks about my new book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus (Baker, 2018). A prominent theme will be how Christians can be equipped to read the Bible more authentically by grasping its […]

Considering the Context - A Talk I Gave

Considering the Context – A Talk I Gave

Below is a talk I gave at the morning service at Cornerstone Church in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts a few months ago. I introduced people to my interest in Jesus’ cultural context and then shared a Hebrew idiom that unlocks part of the Sermon on the Mount. Then I spoke about what it meant to be […]