Category Archives: Christian

Jewish Adventures in Church-Land

Many of you will remember Benjamin from Metropolis (not a real name, of course, as Metropolis is the city of Superman). Benjamin is a new follower of Yeshua from a religious Jewish background. He lives in a city that has … Continue reading

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How to Be a Messianic Congregation, #2

When I founded Tikvat David a little over ten years ago, I readily admit I had only the slightest idea what I was doing. My Jewish education was inadequate. My Christian education was lacking breadth. How do you form something … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #1

…an eternal and final law–namely, Christ–has been given to us, and the covenant is trustworthy, after which there shall be no law, no commandment, no ordinance. -Justin Martyr, Dialogue With Trypho the Jew, ch. 11. This, we might say, is … Continue reading

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CLASSIC REPOST: Reverse Galatianism

Back in September of 2008 I wrote about “Reverse Galatianism.” I think it is an important way of expressing ourselves to Christians who misunderstand what Messianic Judaism is about. As you will see at the beginning of this re-post, I … Continue reading

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Judeo-Christians, Part 2

It’s an identity thing. And though the following observations sound basic, when there is confusion, basic affirmations are often needed: (1) It is not “better” to be Jewish. (2) It is a good thing to be Irish, Nigerian, Indonesian, and/or … Continue reading

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Why is Passover so Christian-ly Popular?

I’m not sure when the practice started, the practice of churches inviting in Jewish-Christian speakers to talk about Passover and the Last Supper of Jesus. I’m guessing that it sort of started with Jews for Jesus in the 70’s. I … Continue reading

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Communion Under the Anglo Jesus

God has friends and servants in all kinds of places. The face of Messiah looks different and yet the same. I’ve had a number of encounters with beautiful people and communities on the road recently. Humble shepherds, selfless servants, devoted … Continue reading

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Teaching Faith to Youth

I’ve been doing a short series on Sabbath afternoons with the youth of our congregation talking about faith. I didn’t have any when I was a teenager and was not raised in any sort of religious environment. So I find, … Continue reading

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Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah, Part 7

It has been a long series, but this post will be short. I said in “Summary and Perspective on Part 5” to some of those who were dubious about my views: “If you, as Jews, do not understand the spiritual … Continue reading

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Congregations of Yeshua (Jesus)

I know readers are waiting for Part 7 of “Not Jewish Yet Drawn to Torah” and also for me to revive the “Conversations on Law and Grace” series. They are coming. I appreciate your patience. Believe it or not, I … Continue reading

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