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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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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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