Monthly Archives: February 2008

Academic Intolerance in Archaeology

A few days ago I posted a link to Ben Stein’s upcoming movie, Expelled ( If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, I think you will thank me for pointing it out to you. The movie is due in theaters … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Atheism, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish

Preparing for Passover, Pt. 2

Are you ready to celebrate redemption and recreate the awe and wonder of that night 3,500 years ago? April 19 is getting closer and closer. Have you blown the dust off your haggadahs yet? We’re here to help you at … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Passover, Talmud and Tradition

In Atlanta? Want a Second-Night Passover Seder?

If you live in Atlanta and want to participate in a Seder for the second night of Passover, Sunday night, April 20, all the information you need is contained in the PDF file below. The cost is $10 per person, … Continue reading

Posted in Messianic Jewish, Passover

FEAST is here!

LifeWay, a large Christian publisher, has a new division called Threads (see They put out some really cool small group materials for 20’s and 30’s. Anyway, I recently wrote a book for them called FEAST. It is just now … Continue reading

Posted in Derek's Writings, Messianic Jewish | 1 Comment

What’s So Bad About a Little Suppression of Free Speech?

Ben Stein is making a movie called Expelled. It’s due out in theaters April 19. You owe it to yourself to look at the trailer. I say it’s about time somebody with a little clout, money to produce something like … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Bible, Messianic Jewish, Theology | 1 Comment

Sabbath Meditation: The Order of Shabbat

Shabbat shalom! As I speak I smell the cookies baking and the pot roast cooking for Saturday lunch in the crockpot. A guest came over early and just recently finished baking a carrot cake for later tonight to eat at … Continue reading

Posted in Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Sabbath

Preparing for Passover, Pt. 1

Passover is no simple holiday. It is itself like a tree of life, with branches going in many directions. Slavery and freedom go off into one set of limbs and shoots while redemption, remembrance, atonement, death, life, law, worship, judgment, … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Passover, Talmud and Tradition