Monthly Archives: May 2011

Reflections on a Chilling Comment – Part One (Introduction)

I found a recent comment on one of my postings to be so significant as to warrant some postings by way of reflection and response.  The comment epitomizes a certain kind of hard-line supersessionist mindset. (See the original comment in … Continue reading

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Notable Quotable – on Eliezar Ben-Yehuda

Eliezar Ben-Yehuda (1858-1922) was the man who singlehandedly resurrected the Hebrew language for modern use, beginning in the last quarter of the 19th century.  Using legitimate grammatical processes extrapolated from ancient Hebrew texts, he developed the many thousands of new … Continue reading

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Does Scripture Provide Precedent And Guidelines For The People Of Israel To Live In Peace With Other Peoples In The Region?

This study and the one previous to it both deal with a volatile and current communal reality. These lessons are intended as summaries of biblical data on the matters covered. While some suggest that these treatments deal too simplistically with … Continue reading

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Does Scripture Guarantee the Land of of Israel to the Jewish People as a Perpetual Inheritance?

In view of the shifting political sands in the current Middle East situation, this study builds a scriptural case for Israel’s land rights in the area. In the next study, the rights of others in the area will be addressed. … Continue reading

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What Do You Say to a False Prophet? – Harold Camping

I wrote a letter to 89 year old Harold Camping, President of Family Radio, who stampeded thousands, perhaps millions into being absolutely  certain the Rapture would take place May 21, 2011.   If he reads it at all, it will likely … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Truths: Cryptosupersessionism – Dispensationalism’s Sad Legacy

Inconvenient Truths is a series of intermittent postings highlighting concepts calling  for changes in thought and action resisted, deplored, or denounced by some. Many Jewish Yeshua believers have deep roots in dispensationalism. Dispensationalism is a theological system which holds that God … Continue reading

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Moral Failure, and The Rest of Us

This morning’s L.A. Times brings sad news under the picture of a clearly distraught world leader: In acknowledging he fathered a child more than a decade ago with a member of his household staff, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he … Continue reading

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Another Mold Infestation To Be Wary Of

I spoke here recently of the mold of anti-Semitism which lurks beneath and even on the surface of contemporary social and political discourse.   Referencing Natan Sharansky’s “3D Test” I summoned us to be vigilant about this mold, and vigorous … Continue reading

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“Those Damned Jews” and The Sharansky Test

“It’s those damned Jews” is a widespread accusation that spreads like a toxic mold hidden beneath the surface of polite society, and easily visible on the surface of impolite society. This widely-accepted assumption holds that the Jews are the problem … Continue reading

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Now Read This! Heidi Grant Halvorson’s “Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals”

As a productivity junkie, I often read books to improve my work habits and motivations.  One of the most outstanding I have read in the past fifty years is Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals, by Heidi Grant Halvorson. … Continue reading

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