I am now getting in the habit of doing Zoom lectures on the New Testament on Sunday afternoons; these are being recorded for my undergraduate course on the New Testament.  But all of you are invited to come this week, but because of UNC’s schedule, it will be one lecture instead of two, with Q & A to follow.

There is no charge per se, but I would like to ask for a donation to the blog in exchange, if you can see your way clear to do it.  If not, that’s fine – we all have our circumstances!  But one of the main reasons I’m doing these lectures is to raise money for the Food Bank of North Carolina; as with all food banks right now, it is in desperate need.  Your donation is completely tax deductible.

Here is the info you need:

  • Time: Sunday, Feb. 14.  1:00 pm EST.
  • Lecture will last about 50 minutes, followed by the 30 minutes of Q&A.
  • Topic: Jesus the Jewish Messiah: Understanding the Gospel of Matthew. This lecture considers Matthew as a particularly “Jewish Gospel” and raises an unusually important, difficult, and sometimes troubling question (for Christians): Does Jesus in Matthew expect his followers to stringently keep the Jewish law?  The entire Jewish law?
  •  So, are you interested?  Feel free to join us.  My suggested minimum donation is $10 (there is no maximum donation ?).
  • Three participants will be allowed to ask the questions at the end.  These will be the three highest donors.
  • In weeks past we have had a number of people donate $50; to be among the top three, you’ll probably need to go a bit higher.  But of course, it’s completely up to you!  And everyone, donor or not, is absolutely welcome to hear the Q&A.  The last few weeks we have heard some terrific questions, some of them difficult to answer.  Bring on the zingers!

As indicated, all donations will go directly to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

In case you wondered, I have no plans to make these lectures generally available.  The recordings will be for my class only.

If you want to attend, all you need do is respond by letting us know, here: Register for my Sunday Lectures

Everyone who responds by 11:00 am on Sunday morning will receive a Zoom link by noon, via email from [email protected].

If you have any questions about how it will work, let me know.


  • Bart