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with Ellen (Mentor Mama)

Season 3 Ep. 34 - What did Jesus mean by that? Interpreting difficult passages of scripture w/ guest AJ Levine

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Today we are going to be talking about “The Difficult Words of Jesus”.  Have you ever been reading the New Testament and heard the words of Jesus and been completely puzzled?  Well, if so, you are not alone.  Some of the words of Jesus challenge not only beginners, but even seasoned students of scripture.  Thankfully we have scholars who have spent years and years studying the scriptures to help us understand them better.  I’m so honored to have with us today, Amy-Jill Levine, who with her sharp intellect, humor, and imagination, will bring these challenging texts alive for us and invite us in as active participants in the gospel story.  AJ Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science.  She is an internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books including her latest release:  The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings.Coffee and Bible Time - Prayer Journal and Prayer BinderFaithful Counseling (sponsor) - Get 10% off your first month Instacart (sponsor) - Free delivery for new customers on first order!Suggestions from AJ:The Difficult Words of JesusThe Difficult Words of Jesus - Leader GuideThe Difficult Words of Jesus - DVDThe Jewish Annotated New Testament(Amazon link sales financially support our Coffee and Bible Time ministry-THANK YOU!)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/coffeeandbibletime)
October 15, 2021
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Ellen is sweet, compassionate, and gentle-hearted. She grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn't until later in life that she came to know Christ intimately and personally. Since following Jesus, she has made it her goal and passion to be the hands and feet of Jesus to her children.

Along with being a wife and mother, Ellen is also an active church member. She has been involved in the M.O.M.S. ministry for 20 years. In this ministry, she serves mothers by teaching scriptural truths, fostering friendships, and enriching families.

Mentor Mama is a key player to the Coffee and Bible Time team. Her degree in marketing and years in corporate America help CBT flourish. She also hosts the Podcast and mentors many women around the world through Coffee and Bible Time.

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