On Sunday, March 15 as part of the Briner Lecture Series, Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church (321 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007) is proud to host Amy-Jill Levine for a day of learning familiar Bible stories from a Jewish person’s perspective.

The Schedule

10:00 – Worship, with Amy-Jill Levine
“Returning to Jacob’s Well”
Amy-Jill Levine will speak on the story of The Woman at the Well

11:30 – Further Conversation with Amy-Jill Levine (Room 314-315)
“The Lord’s Prayer as a Jewish Prayer”

2:00 – Briner Lecture (sanctuary)
“Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing the Parables through Jewish Ears”

About the Speaker

Amy-Jill Levine is a University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and a Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt
Divinity School and Program in Jewish Studies. Her thirty books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus; Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi; four children’s books (with Sandy Sasso); The Gospel of Luke (with Ben Witherington III); and The Jewish Annotated New Testament (co-edited with Marc Z. Brettler). In 2019 she became the first Jew to teach New
Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.