Elana Keppel Levy

Elana Keppel Levy is co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bixby, Oklahoma. Elana believes in word, work, and worship that speaks to the whole person - mind, body, spirit. In her sillier moments, she writes goofy plays for worship. She also does Hebrew and Greek word studies of the lectionary texts and posts them on her website,

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PTSD, mermaids and Saul

Did King Saul have PTSD, Elana Keppel Levy wonders? Perhaps. What she knows from her own life is this: surviving is an act of courage.

Daring peace

America’s caught in a cycle of fear and violence when it comes to guns, writes Elana Keppel Levy. Christians have an opportunity to pave a new way forward.

The Bible can cause harm

Elana Keppel Levy argues that Scripture is holy, but it needs to be applied wisely. And the January 2023 ordination exam was not the time, place or method to address the violent themes of Judges 19.

On forgiveness

As the lectionary moves through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Elana Keppel Levy reflects on forgiveness — and “The Princess Bride.”