Monthly Archives: July 2011

PODCAST: Faith Yeshua-Style, 2

We began last week looking at Yeshua’s teaching about faith. I’m interested in this topic for two reasons. First, I want to know what new thing Yeshua did that opened the people of God so broadly to include non-Jews. Second, … Continue reading

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Music Festival, Messianic Jewish, in 2012 in North Carolina?

I just discovered this. I have to say, I am excited. August 9-11, 2012 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Music Festival. It’s a festival started by young messianics. It’s not about politics in the MJ movement. It’s about music and … Continue reading

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9 Tips from Yeshua in a Bad Economy

We all have August 2 on the brain. I thought some tips from Yeshua that get right to the heart of our own personal struggles in this economy might be encouraging. #1 – “Life is more than food.” And more … Continue reading

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YIC Blog: Are Yeshua’s Sayings Multi-Use?

I wrote the first of a two-part series today exploring a simple sequence of sayings in Mark 4:21-34. Many of the sayings in this Markan passage are used differently in Matthew. And most modern readers of the gospels are accustomed, … Continue reading

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Messianic Jewish Issues That Matter, Week 7

Series Retrospective: I’ve written and some have commented on a number of issues that have likely had something to do with what got many of us involved in MJ to begin with. We’ve talked about wanting to see the good … Continue reading

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Abraham at the YIC Blog

I asked my congregation, “In the gospels, what does Abraham stand for?” The answer I got, before we read a few Abraham texts, was a good one, but missed a step along the way. What would your answer be? See … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Faith Yeshua-Style 1 – Yeshua in Context

I’m addressing some of what is new in Yeshua’s teaching. I’ll be spending two weeks on Yeshua’s faith paradigm. The point is not that the Hebrew Bible or Judaism did not teach the concept of faith (far from it). It … Continue reading

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Superheroes and Jewish Roots

A few years ago, a friend gave me a book called Up, Up, and Oy Vey! I’ve been interested ever since (but woefully lacking knowledge and time to learn) in the intersection between the Jewish American experience and comics. This … Continue reading

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Random faith thoughts . . .

Blogging used to be like live-journaling every thought in the early days. Aren’t you glad I hold back 98%? But I was thinking about the topic I will teach about this Saturday at congregation: Faith . . . And I … Continue reading

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Judeo-Christianity: Why is It Attractive?

My friend, Bruce Stokes, started a Facebook page yesterday for “Judeo-Christianity.” See it here. Bruce is otherwise known as Dr. H. Bruce Stokes, Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Baptist University and pastor of The Disciple Center … Continue reading

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