Religious Life

Annual John and Marjem Gill Preaching Workshop

"Misunderstanding Judaism Means Misunderstanding Jesus: Where Christian Preaching Goes Wrong, and How to Make it Right."

Jesus of Nazareth followed the Torah of Moses, found inspiration in the Prophets of Israel, and offered a teaching that some Jewish men and women found compelling.  Yet too often Christians and Jews incorrectly regard Jesus as rejecting Judaism.  Understanding Jesus in his Jewish context brings new meaning to his parables, his politics, and his piety, and it offers as well a new path for Jewish-Christian relations.

Join us April 25, 2017

Location: Student Life and Technology Center, Worsham Performance Hall

Cost: $35

Cost includes lunch in the Hendrix Dining Hall.

*Five scholarships are available from each district. Talk with the District Superintendent about the scholarships.

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

A.J. LevineAmy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; she is also Affiliated Professor, Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge UK.  Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus;  The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight); The New Testament, Methods and Meanings (co-authored with Warren Carter), and the thirteen-volume edited Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writing.  Her most recent volume is Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.  Dr. Levine is also the co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. Holding the B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, she has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, Christian Theological Seminary, and Franklin College. A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Professor Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, although she is often quite unorthodox. 

Register to Attend

Online Registration is available here, fees do apply. 

To pay by check, please fill out this form.

Checks can be mailed to:

Hendrix College

Attn: Chaplain's office

1600 Washington Ave.

Conway, AR  72032


April 25

9:00 a.m.    Registration
9:30 a.m. Session 1
11:30 p.m. Lunch - provided with workshop
1:00 p.m. Session 2

3:00 p.m     

Workshop Ends


For more information contact: Lori Mulhearn          
Assistant to the Chaplain
Hendrix College
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, Arkansas 72032