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November 15, 2020
What is a Havurah?

We find a variety of definitions of the chavurah/havurah in  contemporary sources. See which definition appeals to you:  â€œFriendship circle; a group of people who come together and form an […]

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November 9, 2020
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOUR CONGREGATION GETS EVICTED?

Your messianic congregation, or for others of you, your synagogue or church meets in rented facilities. All your stuff is stored there. Your people like the place.   Then comes […]

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July 31, 2020
When the Bad News is God's News and the Good News is Fake News - Of Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsibilities (Part 3)

In previous blogs in this series I wrote of the nature and limits of prophetic gifting in our time, as contrasted with that which pertained in the Tanach (Older Testament). […]

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July 22, 2020
Some of My Best Friends Are False Prophets - Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsiblities (Part 2)

In my prior post, I mentioned that my major goal in this series of blogs is to challenge us all to give heed to an undoubtedly valid prophetic voice challenging […]

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July 20, 2020
Toward a Profitable View of Prophets - Of Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsiblities (Part 1)

Perhaps you have heard that there is something of a movement out there of zealous Rightist Christians and Messianic Jews claiming dreams, visions, and prophecies about our current political condition. […]

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July 17, 2020
Dear Rabby To The Rescue: Ten Ways to Make Your Zoom Bible Studies (and Services Too?) Better for EVERYONE!

Dear Rabby is the weekly advice column that comes with our Shabbat Home Discussion Guide, Shulchan Shelanu. In this recent letter, Rabby answers a letter about making on-line Zoom Bible […]

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May 1, 2020
What Are Yeshua's People Supposed To Be Doing? - Part III (Maturing and Obeying)

Our gatherings, Consulates of the Kingdom, Embassies of the Age to Come, demonstrating and sharing life living between the Already and the Not Yet should never become static. This brings […]

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April 27, 2020
What Are Yeshua's People Supposed To Be Doing - Part II: (Living Together Between the Already and The Not Yet)

This time of social distancing and sequestering is a time for questions: When will it be over?  How will it end?  Can we put this virus to sleep so it […]

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April 24, 2020
What Are Yeshua's People Supposed To Be Doing?

When we gather together again in a post-Corona Virus world, we who claim to honor and serve Yeshua the Messiah will most certainly have a job to do. For now, […]

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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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