Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Lausanne Movement, the Jewish People, and Zionism – Part Two

I mentioned last time how purveyors of new paradigms can expect resistance, and beyond that, militant attack from gatekeepers of the old order.  I likened the clash between Fundamentalism and the new neo-Evangelical paradigm as war, and said that as … Continue reading

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The Lausanne Movement, the Jewish People, and Zionism

Since I wrote about the World Council of Churches (WCC) recently, and mentioned the Lausanne Movement, without saying anything about it, I thought it only fair to share selected portions of my material about Lausanne from chapter seven of a … Continue reading

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The World Council of Churches, the Jewish People, and Christian Zionism

I am writing a book chapter dealing with how the World Council of Churches and the Lausanne Consultation on World Evangelization theologize about and relate to the Jewish people and the Jewish State. The chapter is fifty pages long and … Continue reading

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One More Word on the Ralph Messer Fiasco

Ralph Messer is the self-designated “rabbi” who scandalized multitudes with his recent cavalier mishandling of the holiest of Jewish objects, the Torah scroll. If you don’t know anything about this, visit some of the recent postings on this blog and … Continue reading

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The Messer Mess and our Own: On Mishandling Holy Things

Recently, we considered the horrific misuse of the Torah by one Ralph Messer.  See here. Although I could begin a series of posts instructing us on the way to handle various Jewish holy objects. all of that is readily available … Continue reading

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Why Did Paul Go to the Synagogues?

As we read the Newer Testament, called by some “the Apostolic Witness,” we find Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles routinely going to the synagogues of his day. But why did he go there considering the fact that he was … Continue reading

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The Messer Mess: Repudiating a Disgraceful Act

A YouTube video is making the rounds showing a man name Ralph Messer desecrating a Torah scroll at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The Torah is the holiest object of the Jewish people.  There are strict limits … Continue reading

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