Monthly Archives: February 2008

Academic Intolerance in Archaeology

A few days ago I posted a link to Ben Stein’s upcoming movie, Expelled (http://www.expelledthemovie.com/home.php). If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, I think you will thank me for pointing it out to you. The movie is due in theaters … Continue reading

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Preparing for Passover, Pt. 2

Are you ready to celebrate redemption and recreate the awe and wonder of that night 3,500 years ago? April 19 is getting closer and closer. Have you blown the dust off your haggadahs yet? We’re here to help you at … Continue reading

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In Atlanta? Want a Second-Night Passover Seder?

If you live in Atlanta and want to participate in a Seder for the second night of Passover, Sunday night, April 20, all the information you need is contained in the PDF file below. The cost is $10 per person, … Continue reading

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FEAST is here!

LifeWay, a large Christian publisher, has a new division called Threads (see threadsmedia.com). They put out some really cool small group materials for 20’s and 30’s. Anyway, I recently wrote a book for them called FEAST. It is just now … Continue reading

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What's So Bad About a Little Suppression of Free Speech?

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Sabbath Meditation: The Order of Shabbat

Shabbat shalom! As I speak I smell the cookies baking and the pot roast cooking for Saturday lunch in the crockpot. A guest came over early and just recently finished baking a carrot cake for later tonight to eat at … Continue reading

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Preparing for Passover, Pt. 1

Passover is no simple holiday. It is itself like a tree of life, with branches going in many directions. Slavery and freedom go off into one set of limbs and shoots while redemption, remembrance, atonement, death, life, law, worship, judgment, … Continue reading

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Resurrection, Passover, and Constantine

Many of us in the Messianic Jewish movement live in two worlds. I am part of the Jewish community and I am also involved in Christian community. In years like 2008, some of the differences stand out more clearly. This … Continue reading

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Gathering the Exiles

The tenth benediction of the Amidah says: Sound the great shofar of our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are you, HaShem, who gathers in the … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight's The Jesus Creed

I’m a fairly regular reader of Scot McKnight’s blog (http://www.jesuscreed.org/). He is a professor in Religious Studies at North Park University (Chicago, Illinois). He is one of several Christian writers and theologians whose material I regularly find worth reading. Although … Continue reading

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