Cultivating A Mind To Study, To Do and To Teach as A Jewish Disciple
Acquiring The Mind of A Jewish Disciple: What can we learn about mindfulness and having the mind of Christ from examining Jesus’ context within first-century Judaism? You might be surprised. Jesus was born into a larger tradition of rabbis raising up disciples, training them to fill their lives with God’s Word, to live it out and teach others.
Disciples were expected to become like their rabbis in thought and deed, so if we want to become Christ-like in our thoughts, we need to become like his Jewish disciples. Another thing we’ll discover is that Jesus and his disciples lived among a people of great prayer. They filled their days with brief prayers of praise that gave them continual mindfulness of God’s presence. This rich tradition can greatly bless us today.
About the Speaker
Lois Tverberg has been teaching and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past twenty years. Her passion is to translate the Bible’s ancient setting into fresh insights that deepen and strengthen Christian faith.
In 2009 Lois partnered with Ann Spangler to write the bestselling Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan). Together they discovered how restoring Jesus of Nazareth to his first-century Jewish reality sheds light on his life and ministry.
Later Lois followed with Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, 2012), which challenged readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by hearing his words in light of Jewish thought. In her latest book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, (Baker, 2018), Lois equips readers to encounter the Scriptures more like first-century disciples. The book helps us bridge the cultural divide that separates us from Jesus’ original Middle Eastern context. Lois brings to her writing a surprising set of tools from her training as a scientist. She received her BA in physics and her PhD in Molecular Physiology. She has published several scientific papers and holds a patent from her PhD research.
In 2001 she cofounded the En-Gedi Resource Center (EnGediResourceCenter.com), an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible in its context. There she published her first book, Listening to the Language of the Bible, a devotional guide to Hebrew words and ideas. Lois currently writes from her home in Holland, Michigan. Along with writing, she speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats. Her current news and articles are available on her website, OurRabbiJesus.com.