The Jerusalem Seminary is a brand new institution that I’m excited about. The classes are taught by excellent scholars who combine a mature understanding of the Jewishness of Christianity with a prayerful faith in God. Courses are hybrid – both zoom and in person, so people can take part without traveling to Israel. There are […]
I’m excited to share my most recent speaking engagement with CMJ UK for their Shofar event. In this talk, I discuss “How Studying Jesus’ Jewishness Saved My Faith.” Below is the YouTube link for your viewing.
For the past couple months, I’ve had a remarkable Bible scholar staying at my house. Milly Erema has been teaching Old Testament for the past 20 years at Uganda Christian University. You’ve actually heard me quote her several times in my books, along with other Africans and Asians who I consult for their non-Western perspective.
What’s the significance of the fact that the woman lost a drachma (not a denarius) in the Parable of the Lost Coin? Might Jesus have had something in mind from the Scriptures he read? Find out more by watching an informal talk I gave recently for the Bible study at Narkis Church in Jerusalem. A […]
I’m excited to have two upcoming speaking engagements this fall. One will be a Saturday morning seminar at Grace Point Church in Topeka, Kansas on September 25, and the other will be a two-day retreat in Switzerland on October 22-23. (See links for info.) I was initially asked to come to Switzerland for a speaking […]
My most recent book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus (Baker, 2018) is about cultural difficulties that separate us from the world of the Bible. It looks at big-picture ideas that we tend not to grasp that are critical for getting its message. I had a really good discussion about some of these ideas with Janet […]
Friends of Lois, you may have heard that I’ve been dealing with some health challenges during the winter of 2021, so haven’t been writing regularly. I live in Michigan, but I’ve been staying with family in Minnesota so that I could get tests done at the Mayo Clinic, which have been amazingly helpful. In the […]
I am a woman and I write about the Bible. I’m often asked, “Lois, why don’t you write more about women’s perspective on the Bible?” You might be surprised, but over the years I’ve specifically avoided women’s issues. I’ve written several books now about Jesus’ Jewish context, Hebrew words and every sort of other contextual […]
Today is the first day of 2021, and every one of us prays that by that we will be done with Covid and back to normal. Some may even be so energized that they are making New Year’s resolutions. We’re full of fresh determination to be more thrifty organized, slim and buff and free of […]
I’ve got some great news for those of you who are interested in learning Hebrew and Greek! As you may recall, last spring I posted a blog called “Hebrew? Greek? There’s a better way to learn.” It’s about a pioneering program that has developed methods to teach Hebrew and Greek more effectively using modern “communicative” […]