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November 21, 2018
Six Encounters, Axes of Spiritual Transformation

There is a certain amount of mystery involved in how people come to faith in the Messiah. This is doubly so for Jewish people. How does this happen? And how […]

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October 10, 2018
Fishing for People: Tell Them About Your Experience with God

A hundred and fifty years ago people felt compelled to follow the truth when they were shown it. It doesn’t work that way any more, does it?  Here is the […]

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September 16, 2018
Nothing is Clear Until Our Calling is Clear: Our Special Calling to our Jewish People

In every area of life, but especially as we view ourselves to be servants of God, we would do well to gain clarity on one particular issue - "What is […]

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September 10, 2018
Rosh HaShana, the Great Jewish Hope, and All of Us

Here is a d'rash (a sermon) I was pleased to deliver at Beth Messiah Congregation in the DC area.  I've never heard anyone sing HaTikvah at Rosh Hashana, but I […]

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August 29, 2018
Speaking of Tongues, or, Lashon Hora is Not a Dance – Part Three

This is the third and last of our current postings on what Jewish speech ethics have to say about our current political and social media communications. But it is one […]

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August 28, 2018
Speaking of Tongues, or, Lashon Hora is Not a Dance – Part Two

Last time we introduced the issue of WHY we should be concerned with verbal hygiene, with watching what we say. Today we are going to look more at the WHAT, […]

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August 28, 2018
Speaking of Tongues, or, Lashon Hora is Not a Dance - Part One

I am working on two books right now. In view of all the invective hurtling through the air right now, and staining the pages of Facebook, I felt compelled to […]

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August 15, 2018
The Ten Commitments: What Does a Mature Disciple of Yeshua Look Like? Characteristics 8, 9, 10

These final three items complete the list I have been developing in seven previous blog posts. These last three are not highly developed here, but the ideas are clear enough […]

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July 26, 2018
The Ten Commitments: What Does a Mature Disciple of Yeshua Look Like? – #7 – Commit to Familial Respect for Other Yeshua Believers

Commit to familial respect for church bodies where Yeshua is honored, the Bible respectfully taught, and the ordinances reverently administered. It is regrettable that there are many in the Messianic […]

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July 23, 2018
The Ten Commitments: What Does a Mature Disciple of Yeshua Look Like? - #6 - Respecting God's Continuing Work Among the Jewish People (Surrendering a Bias Against Tradition)

#6 - Commit to respecting and honoring God’s continuing work among the Jewish people and our leaders for the past 4000 years. In other words, surrendering a bias against tradition. […]

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