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The Good Samaritan

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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Join Jim Brulé and Drew Willard and enter into dialogue about the Christian text of Luke chapter 10 verses 25-37, one of Jesus’ parables commonly referred to as “The Good Samaritan.” 

Drawing on the scholarship and insights of Professor Amy-Jill Levine, formerly head of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University, Drew, Jim, and each participant will contribute their own interpretation and reflections to this story. Together, we will seek to see what was said, how it was heard, how it was changed, and most importantly what it has to say to us now.

As an ordained Christian minister and Biblical storyteller, Drew will provide examples of recognized translations of this text and context within the Gospel of Luke. Jim brings his experience as an ordained Jewish maggid (spiritual storyteller) and will relate elements of the story to traditional Jewish practice. 

Participants are encouraged to acquire Prof. Levine’s book, “Short Stories of Jesus,” although this is not a requirement of the workshop. In this highly accessible work, she attempts to clarify how the first-century CE Jewish community would have heard and understood this, and other, parables.

The fee for all three 90-minute gatherings is $75; a limited number of scholarships are available on request.


October 10
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm




Jim Brule