Stuart Dauermann, PhD

Charles Manson and the Rest of Us

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Charles Manson in dead.  Manson the murderous mesmerizing monster. He was the perfect apocalyptic Boogie Man for the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. A guitar playing, sexed up, magnetic guru with scary eyes who ordered the members of his ragtag commune to kill seven people in two locations on as many nights, including actress…

The Bible and the Current “Me Too” Feeding Frenzy

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All of us are troubled by the daily reports of men being outed for having been inappropriate with women. And we should be disturbed. Whenever women are demeaned, mistreated, or abused, we should all be disturbed and supportive of those who have been victimized. Currently, the term “victimization” covers a wide range of behaviors. Some…

Being a Spiritual Entrepreneur: Holy Risk-Taking

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Ruach Risk-Taking is a term developed by Rabbi Rich Nichol. His congregation is called Ruach Israel (Spirit of Israel), so I guess that’s where the term comes from. But today I will use the term “Ruach” and apply this to our relationship with the Divine Presence. I thought we might explore together  how to exercise…

The Missing Link, New York City, and The Risen Messiah

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I recently returned from a visit to New York City, the city of my birth, and after Jerusalem, the city of my heart. I love the place. And even though I myself came to Yeshua-faith in that city more than fifty years ago, I can say that in general the good news of Yeshua is…

Help Toward Discovering Prayer, God, and Perhaps Yourself

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Here at Interfaithfulness, we help people navigate the intersection of the Christian and Jewish worlds. Often this means handling frayed or even broken relationships, building or repairing bridges, and as we say in our Friends and Family Workshops, Making Peace, Bringing Peace, and Being Peace in all of these contexts.  In dealing with such matters, it is…

Eight Tent Pegs Fastening Israel's Destiny in the Purposes of God

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In Isaiah 54, even at a time when she is facing disciplinary judgment, God compares Israel’s final destiny to a tent. We read this: [1] “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will…

Antisemitism Is In The Air: Can You Smell It?

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Antisemitism is like a black mold that infests the foundations of Western civilization. Under certain conditions, that mold activates, and the spores spread, and sometimes the stink is impossible to ignore. Such was the case this past week with the neo-Nazi/alt-right demonstration in Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer. And now the spores are…

A Book About House Churches, Visionary in Some Ways, Short Sighted in Others

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As currently conceived, this blog is a depository for more “crunchy” thinking and writing than my other on line venues, including but not limited to reviews of books I am reading. Currently, my reading is in the service of a book I am writing, Show Me The Way To Go Home, which will process life experience…

Some Reasons Why Advocating for Jewish Yeshua Faith is Often Condemned

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I am an enthusiast for Jewish people embracing the more Jewish Jesus (a.k.a. Yeshua) as Messiah. Most of the Jews I have known, family, friends, and the public at large, will find this to be a distasteful, or offensive, or even outrageous statement. I don’t blame them, because the way the significance of Yeshua is usually…

Spiritual and Relational Peace-Making Where Jews and Christians Intersect

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The other day a good friend asked me to succinctly state what my niche is–what it is I am and do. Thinking for a moment I realized that I am essentially a peacemaker serving Jews and Christians seeking better relationships with each other and with God. I have been doing this for fifty years, and the…