As we approach the Advent season this year, very little feels "normal" to us. But throughout history, God seems to thrive in abnormalities! Using a resource called "Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent," we'll look at the texts surrounding the birth of Jesus and dig deeper into the connections of the Gospel stories and the Old Testament. Author and Vanderbilt professor Amy-Jill Levine provides us with tools to understand more fully the context and implications woven into the stories we have heard over and over.
We will offer two separate "hybrid" groups (meaning you can participate in person or online). The groups will be facilitated by Rev. Andy Blackwelder and will meet on Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 10am throughout Advent. The church will provide each participant with a copy of the participants book, and donations to offset the cost are welcome.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is author of numerous books including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi and Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week. She is also co-editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament.