Monthly Archives: February 2014

Interfaithfulness in Your Context!

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Interfaithfulness is a creative enterprise structured around our vision statement, “Exploring the synergy between Judaism and Christianity, partnership between Christians and Jews, and the relationship between God’s tomorrow and our today.”  I believe it is John Howard Yoder who said that the Jewish and Christian worlds are one community currently existing in a state of…

Torah Tuesdays: Practical Lessons for a More Rewarding Life with God and with People

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 This lesson is part of our continuing series on Moses our Mentor: Lessons in Living from Israel’s Great Teacher. Today’s lesson consists mainly of practical lessons for living with other people, in addition to practical advice for living with the Holy One, Blessed Be He, all from Parashat Bo, Exodus 10-13. Your benefit from these…

A Personal Rant About Torah Living [With More to Follow!]

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The following is something of a rant, growing out of some of the discussion I see on the Web and in the Messianic Jewish Movement about things that matter to me. This is one of my core areas of concern. Pardon me if I vent. Obeying the mitzvot [commands of God] has nothing to do with earning…

The S-Word: Are We Servants of God or Are We Slaves, and the Difference It Makes

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In a recent post we dealt with the L-word, Law. I termed it “The L-word” because  it is a word with a negative valence for many people. Let me explain what I mean. One Christian fellow wrote a comment on Amazon about David Stern’s excellent New Testament Commentary, calling it “filth” because Stern speaks about…

Some Often Unacknowledged and Unaddressed Problems with Outspoken Atheism:

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 The other day I thought to list and assemble some intuitions and questions that periodically pop up in my mind about the position I would term “outspoken atheism.”  As a religious professional I encounter on the Internet both militant and outspoken atheists, the former often being nasty and contemptuous of those embracing any religious commitment,…

Torah Tuesdays: Moses our Mentor -Lessons for Living the Good Life [Shemot Part Three]

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Here at Interfaithfulness, one of our initiatives is mentoring people who may be intrigued by or committed to the synergy exists between the Jewish and Christian worlds.  This is one reason why we offer coaching services.  And here, in these Torah Tuesday posts, we are seeking offer a little coaching over the Internet. We are committing…

The L-Word: Yeshua, Torah, and The Future of the Messianic Jewish Movement

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In 1985, Grace Community Church of Los Angeles, California, published a paper concerning the Messianic Jewish movement, in which it asserted the following concerning the role of the Torah (Law of Moses): The Old Covenant did not merely merge into the New Covenant. Paul is emphatic that the old system passed away and that any…

A Letter to a Roman Catholic Priest Who is A Great Friend of the Jews

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Following is a letter I just wrote to a Roman Catholic priest living in Italy, who is a leader  promoting good relations between Christians and Jews . He had graciously written to me out of his hearty agreement with ideas he had found in my writings. This is most of my letter to him. It is included…

Torah Tuesdays: Moses our Mentor – Lessons for Living the Good Life [Shemot, Part Two]

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As we said last week, here at Interfaithfulness, one of our initiatives is mentoring people who may be intrigued by or committed to the synergy that is meant to exist between the Jewish and Christian worlds.  We coach people, groups, and just about anyone seeking deeper understanding and transformation for life and relationships.  Sometimes these people…