Monthly Archives: April 2010

Post-Conversion Update

We completed the process last night with witnesses from two Florida synagogues and with two MJRC rabbis presiding. Yes, we feel different and we are ecstatic. I posted a few comments in the chain of comments on yesterday’s post (“Conversion … Continue reading

Posted in Messianic Jewish | 1 Comment

Conversion Day

A journey of a thousand steps ends up somewhere. Isn’t that what the proverb says? Ours has ended up in Tampa, Florida, on this day of our conversion ceremony. A Dutch-German pastor’s kid (my wife) and a former agnostic, turned … Continue reading

Posted in Gentiles, Judaism, messianic, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Judaism | Tagged , | 29 Comments

PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Beatitudes and Hope

The Yeshua in Context book, audiobook, and eBook is due for release in August 2010. I plan to publish a sourcebook as well with lists, charts, and further resources for study. In this podcast, we

Posted in Bible, messianic, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Judaism, Yeshua | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Leviticus, Impurity, and the Odor of Death

In the first part of this series, “Leviticus, Impurity, and Mouldering Self-Portraits,” I started with a comparison by Jacob Milgrom, the premier Leviticus scholar, on impurity in the Torah and a novel by Oscar Wilde. I also tried to look … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Judaism, Life to Come, messianic, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Judaism, Sacrifices and Purity, Torah | Tagged , | 4 Comments

J-BOM: Striving for the Ethical Life

J-BOM stands for Jewish Book of the Month Club and is a term coined by young MJ blogger Yahnatan Lasko for a movement of bloggers and readers working through great Jewish books together. The April selection is Visions of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, ethics, Judaism, messianic, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Judaism, Torah | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Daily D'var

I’ve started a new feature for my synagogue family: daily readings with amazingly brief notes to help with the context of reading. I send them by email including the full scripture text in the email. Or you can just look … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Torah | 1 Comment

Leviticus, Impurity, and Mouldering Self-Portraits

I’ve never read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. But I am familiar with the image created by Wilde in this novel, a gruesome image of the reality of evil. Dorian Gray had a portrait of himself commissioned. … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, messianic, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Judaism, Sacrifices and Purity, Torah | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Great Event for Yom HaShoah

Linda (my wife) and I spent an enjoyable evening last night on a webinar with First Fruits of Zion, Rabbi Michael Schiffman of Chevra (chevrahumanitarian.org), and Daniel Henessy, a certified instructor in the story of the Holocaust. The webinar is … Continue reading

Posted in FFOZ, Messianic Jewish | Tagged , | 2 Comments

PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – A Prodigal Story

The Yeshua in Context book, audiobook, and eBook is due for release in August 2010. I plan to publish a sourcebook as well with lists, charts, and further resources for study. In this podcast, I examine the beloved story of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, N.T. Wright, Prophets, Yeshua | Tagged , | Comments Off on PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – A Prodigal Story

J-BOM: The Ethical and Wise Path

J-BOM stands for Jewish Book of the Month Club and is a term coined by young MJ blogger Yahnatan Lasko for a movement of bloggers and readers working through great Jewish books together. The April selection is Visions of the … Continue reading

Posted in ethics, Judaism, messianic, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Judaism, Talmud and Tradition | Tagged , , | 14 Comments