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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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November 17, 2019
Why A Really Great Sermon Just Isn't Enough

This morning I preached a great sermon. I preached one as good or better last week. And I have done a lot of them in the past six months. But […]

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November 5, 2019
The Sunsets of Our Lives and Father Abraham

Yesterday, as dusk approached, I went for a walk with God in the fading California sunshine. We talked about one of his oldest friends: Abraham, whom the Bible calls “the […]

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November 1, 2019
E Pluribus Unum, The Torah, and Reuniting the U.S.A.

A question for you. Do you know anyone who believes our country is becoming more unified?  Neither do I!  And we’re not alone!   At the time of the 2018 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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