Monthly Archives: July 2008

Ebionites, Messianic Jews, Identity, and Commitment

Here is how I took last week’s exploration of the identity of the Ebionites and turned it into a sermon for a mixed community of Jews and non-Jews. I know this is long, but if you care about Messianic Judaism, … Continue reading

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A Blogger Responds From His POV

A blogger from a POV slightly different from mine responds to Jackie Walker’s article from yesterday about Messianic prisoners being denied Kosher meals in prison. Check it out here. So, what do you think?

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Guest Post: Kosher Meals Denied to Messianic Prisoners

Jews in Prison Denied Kosher Meals Following is a post from guest blogger, Jackie Walker. Visit her Web site at www.religiontranscends.com. And watch for an upcoming post on her site from Rabbi Derek Leman. Messianic Jews at the Richland Correctional … Continue reading

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Ebionites: Heretics or Messianic Jews?

We’ve been learning a little bit about the Ebionites courtesy of Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik’s book Jewish Believers in Jesus, and specifically Skarsaune’s chapter on the Ebionites. Just who were these Jewish believers? What did they believe and why? … Continue reading

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Ebionites, Humble Believers

Just who were the Ebionites, that pseudo-mythical sect of Jewish followers of Jesus from the early centuries of Christendom? Norwegian scholar Oskar Skarsaune brings together recent scholarship and sound reasoning to get at a more accurate picture of these Torah-practicing … Continue reading

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Ebionites, Jewish Believers, Typical Confusion

Church history is not my field and while I may have read more about it than the average person, I make no claim to be well-read in these areas. In fact, I can see that I need to do more … Continue reading

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Israel's Story in the Bible

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book, called “Israel as the Vessel.” …………………………… Get THE WORLD TO COME here. To properly understand that Bible

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Israel Uploads Video to YouTube: Truth About Kuntar

According to today’s Jerusalem Post, the following video was uploaded to YouTube by the Israeli government in response to the crowds in Lebanon cheering the release of mass-murderer Samir Kuntar yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS6NyrexKlk

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Did CNN Make Improvements to this Story?

Maybe I am crazy, but when a thoughtful reader emailed to tell me I was wrong, I looked again at the CNN story about the Israeli-Hizbullah prisoner swap. The story now rightfully labels Samir Kuntar a murderer and not a … Continue reading

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CNN's Irresponsible Reporting: Goldwasser and Regev

I do not regularly read CNN.com and I don’t watch cable at all. So I make no claim to be a monitor or to know CNN’s record in reporting from long experience. But I decided to check CNN’s reporting of … Continue reading

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