Category Archives: Theology

Zion Theology #2

The Bible has prophecies of hope and a future of complete redemption, agricultural abundance, full knowledge of God, and many other joyful, hopeful thoughts. There are many labels we attach to these themes in the Bible. Popularly they tend to … Continue reading

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Reposting: Nicene Creed and Messianic Jews

It came up in discussion here last week. And many of my old posts, from 2009 and earlier are mysteriously truncated by the porting process from the old site to here. So, when important ones get referenced, I go back … Continue reading

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McKnight Discusses N.T. Wright’s View of Sabbath

I am a fan of N.T. Wright and even more a fan of Scot McKnight. Yet there is one area of tension between my theology and Wright’s. I have written about it before and I have addressed Wright in a … 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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Indie Theology

Despite a few things I will say near the beginning of this article, I assure you this is not going to be a blog about writing or the career of writing. It’s just that reading some “business of writing” blogs … Continue reading

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Rabbi Lawrence Says the Cross is Unneeded

Rabbi Lawrence came back with another comment today. He said: Christianity is a cut and paste religion, nothing more. Because of your belief system you must cling to the one liners. However if you wish to read the Torah along … Continue reading

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Zion Theology #1

Photo courtesy of BiblePlaces.com President Obama’s recent comments about Israel have a lot of people who love Israel thinking. If you find in this presentation of theology any points that contribute to your opinion on such issues, I am glad. … Continue reading

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Holiness Theology in Leviticus

If you want holiness theology, Leviticus 17-27 is the place, especially chapters 19-22. In our teaching hour last week at Tikvat David (our congregation) I asked people what negative connotations the word “holy” has in their synagogue or church background. … Continue reading

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Robin Parry: New Article on Universalism

The new Rob Bell book has the topic of universalism on the minds of millions. Robin Parry (who wrote a much better book than Bell’s on the subject) writes here about seven myths concerning Christian universalism. As I have said, … Continue reading

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Richard Beck on Universalism as Biblical Truth

Everybody’s talking about universalism these days (because of a new book by Rob Bell called Love Wins). There are several kinds. One kind, and the one that interests me, does not deny judgment or hell. It simply says that there … Continue reading

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