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January 20, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When The Church Was a Family" - Some Concluding Concerns From a Jewish Missiologist

Joseph Hellerman's When the Church Was a Family is foundational for anyone seeking to understand or implement household spirituality. His analysis of biblical and historical materials viewed in the light […]

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January 17, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When The Church Was a Family" - (Chapter Nine) - Leaders Worth Following

In Joseph Hellerman’s When the Church Was a Family, his ninth chapter speaks of “Leadership in the Family of God.” Here he goes deeper still into the what and how […]

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January 15, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When the Church Was a Family" - (Chapters 6-8) - We Are Fam-i-ly!

Here we continue our summary of and comments upon Joseph Hellerman's When the Church Was a Family. Chapter Six considers “Salvation as a Community Creating Event,” using this theme as […]

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January 11, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When the Church Was a Family" (Chapter Five) - Discipleship in a Pagan Context

Chapter Five of When the Church Was a Family, “The Church in the Roman World,” notes the high bar of commitment expected of church members, including leaving professions regarded as […]

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January 10, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When the Church Was a Family" (Chapter Three and Four) Paul and the Family Business

In the Third Chapter of When The Church Was A Family, Joseph Hellerman looks at how Yeshua imbedded Mediterranean familial assumptions in the group he formed, and how these assumptions […]

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January 8, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When the Church Was a Family" (Chapter Two) Yeshua's Spiritual Family Counseling

In Chapter Two of his book, When The Church Was a Family, Joseph Hellerman highlights the nature and benefits of familial spirituality as modelled in the New Testament. While western […]

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January 8, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - "When the Church Was a Family" (Chapter One) - Jack, Rose, and a Titanic Problem

Hellerman names his Chapter One "The Group Comes First," which he contends is a fundamental worldview assumption of the first century home group model. To examine this contention, he first […]

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January 7, 2020
Sefer Shpiel - When The Church Was a Family (Introduction - "Integrate or Disintegrate")

(This series of blogs coordinates with parallel YouTube videos, providing further and more formal background to what is said there. This arrangement is meant to accommodate people who learn better […]

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January 3, 2020
What's The Big Idea? Your Worldview and How You See REALITY

Some ideas are so pivotal that they can and do lead to paradigm shifts, fundamental changes of perspective that give rise to entirely new questions and new answers. It is […]

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November 17, 2019
Review of Bari Weiss, How to Fight Anti-Semitism

Weiss, Bari. How to Fight Anti-Semitism. New York: Crown, 2019. Bari Weiss is an opinion writer for the New York Times who formerly wrote for the Wall Street Journal and for […]

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