Monthly Archives: February 2017

I Believe. . . That The Way The Gospel is Normally Presented is Bad News for the Jews

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In a couple of months,  I will be speaking in Chicago to a group of sophisticated Christians, Jews who believe in Jesus, and some curious Jewish people. My topic will be, “Is Your Gospel Good News for the Jews?” As I demonstrate conclusively in my forthcoming book, “Converging Destinies: Jews, Christians, and the Mission of…

I Believe In . . . God’s Everlasting Love for Israel

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What follows is a tiny and edited snippet from the first chapter of my soon to be released book, Converging Destinies: Jews, Christians, and the Mission of God (Eugene, OR: WIpf and Stock, 2017). It is offered here to inform, to stimulate discussion, and even to whet your appetite for the book when it comes out…

Something’s Coming

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It was probably 1957 or 1958, when I was thirteen or fourteen, that I saw West Side Story with my parents. After all, Leonard Bernstein was a M.O.T. (Member Of the Tribe) and therefore we just had to go. It was great. Still remember the experience, and that was certainly in a universe far far…

Political Temptations: Yeshua’s, Ours, and Our Leaders’

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As part of my current responsibilities, I teach a fantastic women’s havurah in Los Angeles.  Last night we were looking together at Luke Chapter 4, and it occurs to me that this passage has something to say that shines the light of spirituality on the current political turmoil in the United States. After his immersion…