Monthly Archives: July 2010

PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Resurrection Mystery

Perplexity. Remembrance. Mystery. Continuity. These four themes are what Luke emphasizes in his resurrection account. All four gospels agree that the empty tomb was discovered on the first day of the week, that Mary Magdalene and other women discovered it, … Continue reading

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A Beginner's Intellectual and Mystical Guide to Reading the Bible

I started a new blog. Yeah, I know. I write crazy amounts of material. I love every second of it. This new blog may turn into a book. It may be a teaching series for a while at synagogue. It’s … Continue reading

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Excerpt: The Messianic Secret

The following is a little excerpt from Yeshua in Context: The Life and Times of Yeshua the Messiah, my upcoming book. The schedule looks good for a late August or very early September release. I will, of course, say more. … Continue reading

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Jewish Roots and non-Jews, Part 2

* * * Be sure to read part 1 before this article * * * The problem a whole host of people face right now is a question of calling. What am I called to do? Many people are paralyzed, … Continue reading

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Jewish Roots and non-Jews, Part 1

A great thing has happened in the past few decades in the lives of numerous thousands of Jesus-followers. The yearnings of people who love God and who read the sacred texts of scripture with eyes of faith has broken through … Continue reading

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Rudolph's "Paul Rule" Article, Part 1

One of the things that astounds me is the depth of scholarship in our tiny little movement. Messianic Judaism, further delimited in my understanding as the Jewish movement by that name and not the slightly larger movement including many non-Jewish … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Resurrection Absences

N.T. Wright concludes that the resurrection narratives in the four gospels develop from early accounts, accounts in which the startling fact of the resurrection is still raw, undigested (Resurrection, 610-15). Assuming Wright is correct, this feature of the gospel resurrection … Continue reading

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Notes on the Shema, Daily D'var

I have an email service known as the Daily D’var with notes on the daily Torah (Chumash) readings and readings from the Gospels and Acts. A community of about 120 people receive them at present. If we pass 200, I’ll … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 4 and Israel's Unique Calling

There are many reasons, coming from many different philosophies, why people do not believe that the Jewish people have a uniqueness or a unique calling. Just a few days ago a commenter said that I would be “hard-pressed” to show … Continue reading

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Historic Moment: MJ's Future Through Education

Coming up on Messianic Jewish Musings: It happens occasionally that I have so many topics for the blog and so few days. Look for the following this week and next. (1) A series on a crucial paper by David Rudolph, … Continue reading

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