Category Archives: Judeo-Christian

Torah Fundamental #2

The Torah is a code which assumes a community tradition to fill in its gaps. That is, the Torah does not spell out how to carry out many of its commands. The details of procedure are often left to the … Continue reading

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Not Excited About the People of Zion?

Why do we argue? Why do we care so much? It is, no doubt, because questions of identity, the role each one of us plays in God’s plan, is fundamental to who we are. Out here in Internet-Land we have … Continue reading

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Types of Messianic Congregations

Scenario #1: You are a Jew or Christian and only somewhat familiar with “Messianic” congregations. You decide to visit one. The website for the place you choose says that it is “Messianic.” What might you find? My answer: what you … Continue reading

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Discussion: What is Judaism? How Christian Can We Be?

I will try and remember not to post provocative things on Tuesday mornings. Every Tuesday I am away from the internet from 1 pm until about midnight. Tuesdays are fun days and include things like a meeting of a Sci-Fi … 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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How to be a Messianic Congregation, #1

Some of you will remember Benjamin from “Metropolis.” That’s not his real name, of course, nor the real name of his city. I wrote about Benjamin back in early August (see “What a Jew Needs from MJ”). Well, Bennie spent … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Sermon: Awe and Love of God

One of the reasons I usually teach you — with dialogue, discussion, the opportunity to challenge and give point and counterpoint — is that respect your intelligence. You are thinking people. You question what you are told. You ask if … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament, #4

The approaching dissolution of the Jewish economy, and the erecting of the evangelical state, shall set this matter at large, and lay all in common, so that it shall be a thing perfectly indifferent whether in either of these places … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Continuing the Torah and New Testament Series

I have had several emails wondering if I was going to pick back up the “Torah and New Testament” series “Torah and New Testament, #1” – “Torah and New Testament, #2” – “Torah and New Testament, #3”). I am going … Continue reading

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Torah and New Testament #3

The multitude of regulations (the Jews found 613 laws in the Law, the books Genesis through Deuteronomy) was such that even to remember them all was a burden, and to keep them all bordered on the impossible. –Leon Morris, Galatians: … Continue reading

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