Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why Didn’t Yeshua Always Speak Plainly?

One of the endless fascinations of the Jewish study of Scripture is learning to pay attention to the details of how things are said. Our sages found significance in repetitions of words, in spelling variations, and in parallels between how … Continue reading

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Eight Clues That God Exists, from Alister McGrath

Today, we are still plumbing the depths of Alister McGrath’s excellent and abundantly clear Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker), 2012, considering now eight clues to God’s existence. These are not new … Continue reading

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Lessons from Alister McGrath, Spiritual Surgeon: #3 – Dealing with the New Atheism

We are here continuing a sub-series within my series of blogs on Outreach/Inreach, unpacking insights gained from reading Alister McGrath’s Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker), 2012. Visit here to learn a … Continue reading

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Lessons from Alister McGrath, Spiritual Surgeon: #2 – Dealing with the Postmodern Era

Today I am continuing a sub-series within my series of blogs on Outreach/Inreach, unpacking for you insights I have gained from reading Alister McGrath’s Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker), 2012. Visit … Continue reading

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Lessons from Alister McGrath, Spiritual Surgeon -#1

Today I begin a sub-series within my series of blogs on Outreach/Inreach.  I will be unpacking for you some insights I have been considering from reading Alister McGrath’s Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith. (Grand Rapids, … Continue reading

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Needed: Spiritual Surgeons

Let’s face it, sometimes sharing Yeshua faith with our people a challenge. It is often difficult, and more often than we care to say, we don’t do very well. The important thing is to not protect ourselves from frustration and … Continue reading

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An Aside: How Do You Like Them Jews, Mr Plato?

This posting is in response to a comment made about my most recent post. In response to that comment, I promised a posting about Plato and how his ghost effects theologizing about the Jews. Here it is. Rabbi Dr. Jonathan … Continue reading

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Integrating our Story with the Stories of the Wider Culture

Some time ago I read an interesting book, Evangelism Outside the Box by Rick Richardson. Since “interesting” is my favorite word, I thought I would share with you some interesting thoughts from, about, and because of my reading of this … Continue reading

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Refreshing the Way You Tell Your Spiritual Story

As I have been saying, I have been doing a lot of reading about storytelling lately. Like my son Chaim, my habit is to deeply investigate areas of interest until I am saturated, before moving on.  I am not yet … Continue reading

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