Monthly Archives: April 2009

Needed Literature for Messianic Judaism: A Proposal

Imagine a publisher for Messianic Judaism where much of the content is available free for download or at low cost for print. Imagine a publisher of Yeshua-Centered materials for Jewish living. It’s an idea that has been forming in my … Continue reading

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Grace: Uses, Misuses, and the Bliss of the Real Thing

For years I have avoided using the perfectly good word grace. It

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Shavuot (Pentecost): Basics and Beyond

As I write this, we are counting down the days to Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, or as it is known in the New Testament and other Greek writings: Pentecost. Tonight, after sundown, we counted the 19th day of the … Continue reading

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#3 in The Hebrew Bible Speaks: Introduction

Starting April 1, I began posting chapters for a book I am writing online. Perhaps when I have more material, I will create a site just for this book. Meanwhile know that the postings are not in order. This third … Continue reading

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Messianic Jewish Musings Featured on Jesus Creed

I am a regular reader of North Park University’s Scot McKnight’s blog: Jesus Creed. I am also a fan of many of Professor McKnight’s books (though we don’t see eye to eye on everything — but who does?). Anyway, it … Continue reading

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A Recent Comment and a Response to a Book Review

I got a comment from a reader named Jeff by email. He says: I enjoy your blog, and many of the books you review end up in my Amazon wish-list. Reading your blog has become a little expensive 🙂 That … Continue reading

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Is Your Messianic Judaism Too Small?

What is the future vision of your Messianic Judaism? I ask this because it seems to me that some people and groups I run across don

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Ancient Inscriptions Bearing on the Hebrew Bible

Epigraphy is not a word you toss out over a Starbucks. It

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Hell in the New Testament

Part of my journey in the past five years has been re-assessing what I think I know about life, God, the Bible, and theology. It has been a particularly fruitful time, this half decade. Paradigms should be questioned and knowledge … Continue reading

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Textual Criticism and the Hebrew Bible

I have five loves in terms of study and scholarship: theology, rabbinics, New Testament, Second Temple Jewish literature, and Hebrew Bible studies. You might not know it from Messianic Jewish Musings, but my greatest area of competence is actually in … Continue reading

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