Light of the World

In Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of...

Entering the Passion of Jesus

Jesus's final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.Jesus risked his reputation when he...

Sermon on the Mount A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven

How is the follower of Jesus to understand the words of the Old Testament? How are those words relevant to the New Covenant he is establishing? What might the words of the...

The Difficult Words of Jesus A Beginner's Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings

Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God's word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them...

The Bible With and Without Jesus How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts – including passages from the Pentateuch, the...

A Very Big Problem

In the beginning, God's garden is beautiful and peaceful, but it doesn't stay that way. Everyone has something to say! Rain brags that it's the most refreshing. Birds boast that...