Category Archives: Life to Come

Rethinking Yeshua's Narrow Road

Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to … Continue reading

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The Difference Yeshua Makes

Someone asked me a good question last night. He’s been to a few Messianic synagogues now and is trying to understand from a Christian point of view what Jewish life in Messiah is all about. He said, “Do you guys … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 30, The Future Time of Redemption

This is adapted from my notes for today’s daily reading from the Chumash (Pentateuch). If you email me at derek4messiah@gmail.com, I can add you to the daily email list for notes on the Chumash and the gospels. DEUTERONOMY 30:1-6 The … Continue reading

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Elul Meditation: My Salvation

Psalm 27 is read morning and evening throughout this month of Elul. It begins, “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” Salvation is perhaps not the best English word, not because it is not an accurate rendering of ???? … Continue reading

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Leviticus, Impurity, and the Odor of Death

In the first part of this series, “Leviticus, Impurity, and Mouldering Self-Portraits,” I started with a comparison by Jacob Milgrom, the premier Leviticus scholar, on impurity in the Torah and a novel by Oscar Wilde. I also tried to look … Continue reading

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Yeshua and Faith

A friend of mine (we’ve met face to face once in Jerusalem, he lives in Holland) is in a place I have been before. I once blogged about it and my terms were not as stark as his. But I … Continue reading

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BOOK EXCERPT: Love in the World to Come

The following is the beginning of the eleventh chapter of my book, The World to Come. I watched The Book of Eli last night. Whatever the critics say about the movie, it had a few really good lines. Not least … Continue reading

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Descended into hell?

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The Kiss in Christian and Jewish Midrash

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Kingdom of Heaven, Pt 5

In his book Surprised by Hope, British scholar N.T. Wright mentions an interesting misunderstanding about the meaning of Yeshua

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