Monthly Archives: June 2007

Incarnation, a Jewish View

Usually on Fridays, I write a Sabbath meditation. In a way this is a good meditation for any day, including a Sabbath. Many do not think of theology as meditational, devotional, transformational, or practical. I disagree. I hope this theological … Continue reading

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A Slow Week for Blogging

Shalom all. I apologize for the lack of content. I am helping with our congregation’s Children’s Summer Yeshiva this week. We set up a Biblical village and made costumes and we are teaching and entertaining kids every day. It leaves … Continue reading

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Purity Laws and the Doctrine of Resurrection, Part 1

Recently we considered the fact that there will be sacrifices and purity laws in the Age to Come. Now I would like to consider how the purity laws of the Torah point to the doctrine of the resurrection of the … Continue reading

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Christian Farmers Serving Israel

Tonight I went to Athens, Georgia, to hear a presentation by the Waller family. They are Christians in Israel serving Israelis by helping in agriculture. You can find out more about them at hayovel.com They are Christian Zionists who have … Continue reading

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Purity Laws and Sacrifices in the Age to Come?

When I wrote my latest book, A New Look at the Old Testament, one of my goals was to bring to Christians and Messianic Jews a sound theology of the sacrificial system. Liberal Jews, and most Christians, think that the … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Abandoned? Alone?

I’m posting this one a bit earlier than usual for a Friday, but I hope Shabbat is already on your mind. We’re having a house full of teenagers over for a Youth Shabbat. Hope yours is as adventurous as mine … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 7

By now we are way into this discussion. You really should take the time to read Parts 1-7 if you haven’t. This is a summary and discussion of a paper by Dr. Mark Kinzer delivered to the 2003 Hashivenu forum. … Continue reading

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Emerging World Christianity and the Old Testament

I recently subscribed to Books and Culture, a publication owned by Christianity Today, and a treasure-house of ideas I might never be exposed to had I not subscribed. I was floored by an article I read at http://www.christianitytoday.com/bc/2007/003/7.22.html It seems … Continue reading

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A Dose of Yeshua Spirituality

Note that there are two blog entries today. If you have been following the series, don’t forget to scroll down and check out “Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 6”. I am reading (a little at a time, because his … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 6

I hope you’ve read Parts 1-5. You will find a link to Dr. Kinzer’s paper in Part 1. Last time we considered that the Pharisees criticized “some of” Yeshua’s disciples for not engaging in ritual handwashing. It would appear that: … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 5

This is the fifth part of a series summarizing and discussing a paper by Dr. Mark Kinzer delivered at the 2003 Hashivenu Forum. In Part 1, I have a link to the original paper. I recommend you read Parts 1-4 … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 4

If you haven’t read parts 1-3, you should. Thanks to Benjamin for the insightful and passionate comment. He basically said that: (a) there is no Biblical Judaism that omits rabbinic tradition since you can’t keep Torah without tradition, yet (b) … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 3

This is the third in a series on a paper by Dr. Mark Kinzer delivered at the Hashivenu Forum. If you will read Part 1, you can find at the beginning a link to Dr. Kinzer’s original paper. I am … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 2

This is the second installment in a series summarizing and discussing a paper by Dr. Mark Kinzer delivered at the 2003 Hashivenu Forum. If you will read Part 1, you will find a link to the original paper. I am … Continue reading

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A Clarification/Retraction Concerning Carl Kinbar

Just a brief note. Carl Kinbar wrote an email to me last week which I posted as “Carl Kinbar on Gentiles, Torah, and History.” I then proceeded to incorrectly interpret one of Carl’s points and caused some confusion. Carl does … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 1

This will be a series of articles summarizing a paper written by Dr. Mark Kinzer for the 2003 Hashivenu Leadership Forum. You can read the full paper here: http://www.hashivenu.org/papers/2003_Jewish_Tradition_Kinzer.pdf Before I get to the first part of Dr. Kinzer’s paper, … Continue reading

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Sabbath Meditation, Ps 67, Israel, and the Nations

As Shabbat approaches, I hope you have holy plans for the weekend. If you are a non-Jew, then may your worship be a blessing. If you are Jewish, then I charge you not to lay aside the mitzvah of lighting … Continue reading

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