Category Archives: Faith

Scripture as Remembrance

When a loved one is absent, especially is they are far away, we keep some pictures of them. It is an act of love, and something we need, to bring out the pictures and look at them regularly. So, when … Continue reading

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Meditations on Future Hope

Let’s consider two ways of looking at the meaning of time and events: naturalism and messianism. There are certainly other ideas about history, the present, and the future, but for simplicity’s sake, I’m only interested in these two. By naturalism … Continue reading

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The Divine Secret

“See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest,” said Messiah to the leper in Mark 1:43. Scholars have long dubbed this theme in Mark the “Messianic secret.” For a different reason, though actually … Continue reading

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On Togetherness and MJ

Togetherness is what we lack. There is power in a group, large or small, which is together in purpose. When we know who we are, what we care about, and what we share as common goals, being together is encouraging, … 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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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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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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Belief and Unbelief in John 3:31-36

I was reflecting on the faith theology in these verses and came up with a statement. It seems that the passage assumes a person will “receive the witness.” I admit that 3:18 could be interpreted to reflect a different theology, … Continue reading

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PODCAST – Peter’s Footprints – Yeshua in Context

A few years ago I started reading constantly about the life of Yeshua and research on the gospels. At first, some aspects of my faith were shaken. A curious thing happened over time. I came more and more to think … Continue reading

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Podcast Transcript on YIC Blog

Today’s podcast (not uploaded yet) will be “Peter’s Footprints.” Here is an excerpt from the transcript and the podcast will be posted this afternoon: Oral history, by the way, is very different from oral tradition. Oral history is direct, related … Continue reading

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