Monthly Archives: August 2008

Jews, Gentiles, and MJ: Whaddya Think?

I find myself repeatedly in conversation with non-Jews about Messianic Judaism. Many in particular want to ask my opinion because they know I am not Jewish, but that I am converting. In this post, I will simply raise a few … Continue reading

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Messianic Jewish Musings Wordle

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Messianic Judaism: Values

Now for something a little different . . . At Tikvat David, we are in a series about our values and vision. As I see it, we have three meta-values in Messianic Judaism. They can be seen to spring from … Continue reading

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Bockmuehl: Jesus' Jewishness and the Historical Quest

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Academic Theories about Yeshua

This is a list I am preparing for the first chapter of Messiah, a book I am working on for next year. I will add a few more examples by the time it is done. I would be glad to … Continue reading

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Is Israel Missing from Revelation? Pt. 2

Like last time, this is not an excerpt from my book, but I cover this material in chapter 6, “The Vision of John.” …………………………… As I said last time, it seems like the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) give us God’s … Continue reading

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Israel Missing From Revelation? Pt. 1

One of the topics I enjoyed thinking about as I wrote The World to Come is the presence or lack of presence of Israel in the book of Revelation. In this post, I outline the basic issue and in Part … Continue reading

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A Mastermind of Mideast Troubles

The Wall Street Journal has a great review of a new book about Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Hitler-loving Mufti of Jerusalem from 1921 through the war for Israel’s independence, put in power by some very foolish Brits. al-Husseini is in … Continue reading

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McKnight's A LIGHT AMONG THE GENTILES, Pt. 1

As part of my ongoing research for the book, Messiah, I am reading many portraits of Jesus by academic writers. If you didn’t already, see the post below, “Musings on Some Academic Portraits of Jesus” I’m working my way through … Continue reading

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Musings on Some Academic Portrayals of Jesus

I am working on an upcoming book, Messiah, and enjoying a great deal of reading and some re-reading of academic portraits of Jesus. I appreciate the wide variety of voices trying to get back to who Jesus was. I even … Continue reading

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