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August 27, 2019
Three Questions For Those Who Seek God

"Listen to me, you pursuers of justice, you who seek ADONAI: consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. Consider Avraham your father and Sarah, who gave birth to you; in that I called him when he was only one person, then blessed him and made him many. For […]

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August 8, 2019
Yeshua Gets Political

Recently I did what I do every Wednesday night: I taught a Bible Study, this one, on passages from Luke 7-10. This morning as I woke up, I realized that not only do two of those passage have interesting applications to how we regard and treat those with whom we differ, they also have direct […]

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July 30, 2019
A (Belated) Fourth of FIve Questions for Pesach – Question (What About Torah Observance?)

Last Passover I began a series responding to five questions imbedded in a readers response to a video I had posted. You may see that video here: The five questions were as follows. My Apparent Prioritization of Outreach - That was really interesting. Can you unpack for me why you think Messianic Judaism is by […]

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July 22, 2019
A Word for Couch Potatoes: Learning to Value Your Problems

For lots of folks, avoiding problems is their main coping strategy. In fact, for many, life is all about avoidance: avoiding certain people, avoding certain subjects, avoiding thinking about how things are going, avoiding thinking of family issues. You name it, and we avoid it. But is this a good way to maneuver through life? […]

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July 22, 2019
God's Tail Lights: A Message From the Depressed to the Depressed

I have spent most of my life depressed to one degree or another. As a shrink said to me when we began talking decades ago, he found that the most predominant  thing about me was a pervasive sense of dread. Yuck. Well, the battle continues. Like a persistent rash or limp, I live with depression […]

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May 2, 2019
The Five Questions: Something Extra for Pesach – Question #3 (What About Discipleship/Discipling?)

This continues a series of blogs originating in a response to a Red Door Diary video I posted where I highlighted (and lamented) the Messianic Jewish Movement’s general failure to attract other Jews to Yeshua-faith. That video may be found HERE–> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ5FmR7mUlQ&t=28s This current blog is my response to the third of five alternative issues raised […]

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April 16, 2019
The Five Questions: Something Extra for Pesach – Question #2 (God's Purposes and the Gentile Presence in the Messianic Movement)

This post is the second in a series related to a comment responding to a Facebook video, one of my Red Door Diaries, where I highlighted the Messianic Jewish Movement's general failure to attract other Jews to Yeshua-faith. In my previous blog I responded to the first section of her response. Today, I respond to […]

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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, which I will address in a series of blogs. I am breaking up her comments into numbered paragraphs for ease of following, and giving each […]

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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 this good news has implications for restructuring reality as we have known it. It is much bigger and utterly other than providing a platform for […]

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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. Many thanks to Rabbi Russ Resnik for his always attentive and tasteful editing. Like a pot of cool water that is gradually heated until the […]

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