Many of you will remember last fall that I wrote a post called “Reading the Bible Through Ancient Eyes.” It was about hosting an Old Testament scholar from Uganda, Rev. Dr. Milly Erema, in my home and taking her to the Society of Biblical Literature meeting, where she impressed the scholars at an Old Testament […]
Sometimes the Lord uses quirky, creative ways to get the word out! Check out this note that a reader sent to me just a couple days ago: I wanted to share a testimony with you. I have a copy of your Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus book. I didn’t purchase it. It wasn’t given to […]
How should the Torah inform how we live as believers today? I’m happy to see more conversations going on about this online. Just recently I bumped into two good discussions from two very different kinds of sources that I thought would interest readers – if not one, then the other.
[Note – Premier Christianity magazine asked me if I wanted to share my opinion on a recent article called “Could Jesus Have been Married?” So I responded, and the text is below. Happy reading.] ~~~~~ Could Jesus have been married? Lee Wilson thinks so. In his article for Premier Christianity, Wilson points out that the […]
On Wednesday, February 9th, I gave a talk for for CMJ UK‘s semi-annual online Shofar Event. My talk was entitled, How Studying Jesus’ Jewishness Saved My Faith Did the historical Jesus actually claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, or did his later followers dream this up? This question truly worried me until […]
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 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 […]