Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Time To Repent: Choosing Change By Choosing Your Words

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Last shabbat was Shabbat Shuvah, the sabbath of repentance. The prophetic reading for that day has a message we do well to remember as we go into Yom Kippur and into the coming year for by employing its wisdom, we can find transformation in this season of change.  (2) Return, O Israel, unto the LORD thy…

The Torah’s Goalkeeper: Seven Holes in an Argument Against Tradition

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I have recently been going point by point, critiquing a position espoused by a crew of talented people from Israel College of the Bible, in a project called One For Israel, and expressed in their e-book, The Torah’s Goal (TTG). I have chosen the name “The Torah’s Goalkeeper” for this series of responses, because I hold that…

Being a Nominal Yeshua Believer: What It Means and What it Costs

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Last time we talked about being nominally Jewish as as JBY (Jewish Believers in Yeshua). But this time we are looking at the other half of the equation. What does it mean to be only nominal in your Yeshua-faith?  This is no merely theoretical question. As you we will agree after reading this posting, there…

What is a Nominally Jewish Jewish Believer in Yeshua and Does it Matter?

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Taking a brief break from our current series, The Torah’s Goalkeeper, let’s look at the issue of nominality.  Many of us have heard the term “nominal Christian.” In the circles in which many of us travel, this term describes people who are not committed to the meaning of the label they claim, but bear the…

The Torah’s Goalkeeper: Unraveling a Straw Man

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We have been responding to the perspective outlined by the writers of The Torah’s Goal? (TTG), a group of leaders at Israel College of the Bible, who would have us believe that the Jewish way of life, as reflected in the observance of the mitzvot of Torah, became obsolete and purely optional after the New Covenant was inaugurated, that…