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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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January 7, 2019
New Directions, and the Foolishness of Following God

"The fool is the precursor to the savior (Karl Jung)." You have to be a fool to advance because when you first move in your new direction, what the hell […]

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December 26, 2018
A Brief and Mild Rebuke of Some Messianic Jewish Snark

  Guess what. Christianity is not a dirty word. Some people, MANY people, have a naive version of Messianic Judaism which is really a kind or proof-texty hodge-podge of a […]

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December 17, 2018
If You Plan Gatherings, Plan to Read This Book!

What follows is a detailed review and something of a summary of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, by Priya Parker, (New York: Riverhead Press), […]

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December 2, 2018
On the Death of George H.W. Bush . . . And the Rest of Us

George Herbert Walker Bush is dead . . . or is he? If you have read any of the reflections the past few days, as I have, you will discover […]

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