One Church, One Book: Entering The Passion of Jesus
This year we will read Entering The Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, by Amy-Jill Levine.
This book delves into the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life. Levine sets the narrative in historical context and analyzes the risks and motives of the story’s characters.
From Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his prayerful agony in Gethsemane, Levine brings forward aspects and details that open doors for beginners as well as seasoned readers of the Bible. We will discuss how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for us, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Crail C
February 19: Jerusalem: Risking Reputation, with the Rev. Chad McCall
March 4: The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger, with Dr. Amy Moehnke
March 11: Teachings: Risking Challenge, with the Rev. Katie Wright
March 25: The First Dinner: Risking Rejection, with the Rev. Dr. Chuck Treadwell
April 1: The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends, with Rebecca Hall
April 8: Gethsemane: Risking Temptation, with the Rev. Cameron Spoor
Book: Entering The Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, by Amy-Jill Levine
Registration: No registration necessary