Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Jesus-Tomb Deception

Right now there is a deception going on that will fool millions. I teach English as a Second Language and my Japanese and Korean students had heard on CNN that the tomb of Jesus had been found. What are average … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Gospel, Jesus-Tomb, Messianic Jewish, Yeshua | 5 Comments

Standing in the Pouring Rain

If you are not a follower of Yeshua, in a way I hope you read this and in a way I hope you don’t. I hope you read it because — against all hope — I hope to communicate something … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, N.T. Wright, Theology, Yeshua | Comments Off on Standing in the Pouring Rain

Messiah Yeshua, Part 2

Last time we talked about Reality A and Reality B, the reality of separation from God and the reality of Israel’s future union with God. The reality of separation is Israel standing outside the tent sanctuary while God’s presence, not … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Theology, Torah | 2 Comments

Messiah Yeshua, Part 1

Luke 24:27 Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. I won’t presume the be able to recover the scriptural outline of Yeshua’s famous talk on the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Theology, Yeshua | Comments Off on Messiah Yeshua, Part 1

Deuteronomy 11:22 — A Shabbat Meditation

May God bless your Shabbat. To my non-Jewish readers, may your worship this weekend be blessed as well. My devotional thought for the weekend is from Deuteronomy 11:22: For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Messianic Jewish, Sabbath, Theology | 1 Comment

The Fine Art of Church-Bashing

A reader commented recently: I fear, though, that you

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology | 5 Comments

A Jewish Writer's Unflattering View of Christianity

I have been reviewing Duties of the Soul, edited by Niles Goldstein and Peter Knobels. In the second chapter of the book, Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf makes two comments that amount to what I consider an unflattering, but too often … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Niles Goldstein, Theology, Torah | 3 Comments

Jewish Renewal: A Book Review in Parts, #4

The topic du jour is discovering the commandments and a Jewish view of Christian theology that is not flattering. This is the fourth in a series on Duties of the Soul edited by Niles Goldstein and Peter Knobels. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Messianic Jewish, Niles Goldstein, Theology | 2 Comments

Jewish Renewal: A Book Review in Parts, #3

This is part 3 of a review of Duties of the Soul, edited by Niles Goldstein and Peter Knobels. In Part 2 I summarized (following the first chapter of the book) part of the history of Reform Judaism. We saw … Continue reading

Posted in Messianic Jewish, Niles Goldstein, Theology | Comments Off on Jewish Renewal: A Book Review in Parts, #3

Is Dispensationalism Liberal?

Okay, forgive the sensationalist title. But it got you to look, didn’t it? My short answer is no, dispensationalists love the Bible and are famously conservative. But in an ironic way, their position on the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) agrees … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Dispensationalism, Messianic Jewish, Theology | 8 Comments