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April 15, 2019
The Five Questions: Something Extra for Pesach - Question #1 (The Prioritization of Outreach)

I recently posted a video on Facebook where I highlighted the Messianic Jewish Movement's general failure to attract other Jews to Yeshua-faith. In response, a good friend wrote the following, […]

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February 25, 2019
Beyond the Bumper Sticker Gospel

Personal experience and a half century of study convinces me that the good news of Yeshua can and does revolutionize one's life in ways beyond prior imagining. Furthermore, I believe […]

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January 9, 2019
The Mah Zot (What is This?) Principle

This is a drash, a Torah lesson requested of me and submitted to the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC.org). I thought you would want to see it here too. […]

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January 7, 2019
New Directions, and the Foolishness of Following God

"The fool is the precursor to the savior (Karl Jung)." You have to be a fool to advance because when you first move in your new direction, what the hell […]

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December 26, 2018
A Brief and Mild Rebuke of Some Messianic Jewish Snark

  Guess what. Christianity is not a dirty word. Some people, MANY people, have a naive version of Messianic Judaism which is really a kind or proof-texty hodge-podge of a […]

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December 17, 2018
If You Plan Gatherings, Plan to Read This Book!

What follows is a detailed review and something of a summary of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, by Priya Parker, (New York: Riverhead Press), […]

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December 2, 2018
On the Death of George H.W. Bush . . . And the Rest of Us

George Herbert Walker Bush is dead . . . or is he? If you have read any of the reflections the past few days, as I have, you will discover […]

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November 21, 2018
Six Encounters, Axes of Spiritual Transformation

There is a certain amount of mystery involved in how people come to faith in the Messiah. This is doubly so for Jewish people. How does this happen? And how […]

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October 10, 2018
Fishing for People: Tell Them About Your Experience with God

A hundred and fifty years ago people felt compelled to follow the truth when they were shown it. It doesn’t work that way any more, does it?  Here is the […]

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September 16, 2018
Nothing is Clear Until Our Calling is Clear: Our Special Calling to our Jewish People

In every area of life, but especially as we view ourselves to be servants of God, we would do well to gain clarity on one particular issue - "What is […]

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