Jesus Deported: The Foreigner in the Bible and in Today’s Political Climate

I have just posted a page describing the class I will be teaching this fall at Binkley Church, Chapel Hill, NC. If you are in the area, we would love to have you join us.

I will be posting a class schedule later, and throughout the semester I will post related materials to support what the class is doing.

Added Aug. 31, 2019: The class schedule is now live.

Spring 2016 Class

Beginning Sunday February 14 you can join the class, Bible Stories You’ve Never Heard This Way Before. We will meet in the Sun Room at Binkley Church (1712 Willow Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514). You don’t need any advance preparation. Just show up ready to join in the discussion!

Here are a few passages we are likely to discuss over the coming weeks:

  • Acts 10 “Cornelius and Peter: Who is the Hero?”
  • Judges 9:7-21 “Jotham’s Fable: What? A Fable in the Bible?”
  • John 8:1-11 “The Woman Caught in Adultery: A Late Story Struggles to Find It’s Place”
  • Genesis 6:9-9:17 “Noah, the Flood and Similar Literature in the Ancient World” (March 13 and 20, 2016)
  • Philemon (April 3, 2016)
  • Genesis 1 and 2 “Creation Stories: Why Do We Have Them?”
  • Mark 2:23-28 “Lord of the Sabbath: Ritual and Necessity”


Edited on April 3, 2016 to update the list of topics