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October 29, 2013
The Foundational Reason Jews, Including Messianic Jews, Should Obey Torah

In some naïve areas of Christian consensus people imagine that Jews obey Torah because they believe that this will save them. However, a simple conversation with the average religious Jew, or reading in books by religious Jews will demonstrate this to be a fantasy. And which of us has not heard the proposition that Judaism […]

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October 25, 2013
When It's Just Not Happening

Here at Interfaithfulness, our vision statement speaks of “Exploring the synergy between Judaism and Christianity, partnership between Christians and Jews, and the relationship between God’s tomorrow and our today.”  I want to look at that last component with you for a few minutes: “the relationship between God’s tomorrow and our today.” One of the aspects […]

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October 21, 2013
Solid Footing Amidst The Shifting Sands of Public Opinion About Israel

This is a detailed review of a book that has much to commend it. The book is: Calvin L. Smith, ed., The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supersessionism. New Revised and Expanded Edition (Broadstairs, Kent, UK: King’s Divinity Press), 2013. This much-needed work deals with the old phenomenon of supersessionism but in a new […]

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October 7, 2013
Moses Had Intermarriage Problems: Lessons to Learn - Part Two

In part one of this little series on Moses' marital life, we considered interfaith conflicts he had with his fiery wife, Tzipporah.  This second study takes place later in his life, when Moses is already established as the leader of Israel. He marries again. This time he marries a Cushite, whom we would term an Ethiopian.  […]

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October 3, 2013
A Book Review - If I'm Jewish and You're Christian, What Are the Kids? [Part Two]

Andrea King, If I’m Jewish and You’re Christian, What Are the Kids? [New York: UAHC Press], 1993.  This blog post supplements the previous one which covered the first half of this book.  Here is the second half.  Anyone who knows anyone in a Jewish/Christian intermarriage would benefit from reading and thinking about both reviews and […]

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October 1, 2013
A Book Review: If I'm Jewish and You're Christian, What Are the Kids? [Part One]

Andrea King, If I’m Jewish and You’re Christian, What Are the Kids? [New York: UAHC Press], 1993. This is an excellent book for gaining an overview of some of the issues and challenges inherent in interfaith marriages and the additional problems interfaith couples create for themselves and for their children when they practice avoidance or […]

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September 23, 2013
What's the Difference Between a Pastrami Sandwich and Shabbat?

I was at a three day religious gathering of some very nice people recently, many of them Jews who had come to believe in Yeshua, the Man from Nazareth and Messiah of Israel. Anyone who has hung out with Jewish Yeshua believers and who has bothered to think and observe will know that Jewish Yeshua […]

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September 19, 2013
What's On The Back Burner In Your Intermarriage? A Book Review

I love to read, and I need to stay up to date on a variety of fields related to my work.  I am sure many of you also want to stay up to date on the subjects that matter to you. This is why you will periodically see book reviews on this blog.These may help […]

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September 16, 2013
Moses Had Intermarriage Problems: Lessons to Learn - Part One

The story of Moses, his wife Tzipporah, and their family situation outlines the dynamics and challenges of many interfaith relationships.  It is fascinating to see the intermarriage stresses that surfaced in Moses’ life and how they compare to issues we confront today. Moses and Tzipporah came from two different religious backgrounds, Moses, Jewish of course, […]

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September 12, 2013
Meet an Interfaith Futurist: Me

My Bio on this site says I am an Interfaith Futurist. The other day, one of my Facebook friends asked what that means. Here’s my answer. As an Interfaith Futurist I seek to order current action by a sober assessment of the future to which God is calling us. This is not simply a religious […]

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