Immersed in the Word Seminar, Apple Valley, MN – Feb. 24, 2018

On Saturday, February 24th, I’ll be leading a day seminar on my new book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Through the morning I’ll be giving three talks based on themes in the book. This is part of the church’s ongoing “Immersed in the Word” educational series. Church members will be invited to read the book beforehand. If you live nearby, you’re also welcome to attend too.

For those who want to stay and ask questions, I’ll be leading a discussion during a box-lunch session afterward.

Cost $20 + $10 (optional) for a boxed lunch.

Here’s the information page from the church’s website.

Hope you can join us!

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Box Lunch Q & A Session: 12:15 – 1:00 PM



Immersed in the Word…with Rabbi Jesus

The Bible often seems foreign to us, with stories and imagery that make us scratch our heads. Much of our difficulty is a cultural one. Our modern, technological society sees life very differently than the first-century Jewish world of Jesus.

We need to bridge the gap between West and East. We need to grasp the values and big-picture ideas lurking in the minds of the original audience.

During this seminar we’ll look at some key cultural differences that shed light on the Scriptures, and share some tools for reading the Bible more as natives.


(I’ll also be speaking on Sunday, February 25 during the adult education hour in the Chapel, between 9:45 – 10:45 AM.)