Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Strange Logic of Half-Jewish.net

I introduced a rather troubling letter to Messianic Jews found on half-jewish.net in a post earlier this week. As promised, I am going to say more about a few of the issues in the letter. For starters, I want to … Continue reading

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New Book on Islam and Christianity in the Middle East

Phillip Jenkins is an author who has written on the exploding Christianity of the non-Western world. Christianity is growing, not shrinking, outside of the West, even though it is shrinking drastically here in America. He has now written a book … Continue reading

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Synagogues, Church Buildings, Early Christianity

Here is a great article by Ben Witherington, one of my favorite New Testament scholars. If you don’t mind a long article and you like to know about historical and cultural backgrounds of the Bible, you will like this one. … Continue reading

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Half-Truth on HalfJewish.net?

I was recently made aware of a website known as half-jewish.net, the home page for the Half-Jewish Network. I like the idea of the site and I expected to find some useful material. I’m sure it is a site that … Continue reading

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Messiah's Birth Story, Part 3

We’ve been taking a closer look at the birth story of Messiah. We may end up with twenty parts to this series, because I have a lot to say. It may take a dozen posts just to get through Matthew’s … Continue reading

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Messiah's Birth Story, Part 2

As we explore the story of Messiah’s birth, we begin with Matthew’s version. In the first few installments, we’ll look at the big picture. What are the parts of Matthew’s story and how do they basically function? In this installment, … Continue reading

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Messiah's Birth Story, Part 1

As I prepared to enter into an open-ended series on the birth stories of Messiah Yeshua at congregation, I asked myself a question. What difference does it make learning the story of Messiah

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The Remnant of Israel, Part 4

In parts 1,2, and 3, we examined the idea of the remnant in the Bible. We discovered that God created a people to be a remnant on the earth (Gen. 45:7). It is in God’s purpose to create a people, … Continue reading

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The Remnant of Israel, Part 3

This is a continuation of a series started last week. I recommend going back and reading parts 1 and 2 before reading this installment: “The Remnant of Israel, Part 1,” and “The Remnant of Israel, Part 2.” …………………………… The Story … Continue reading

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