Monthly Archives: February 2008

Resurrection, Passover, and Constantine

Many of us in the Messianic Jewish movement live in two worlds. I am part of the Jewish community and I am also involved in Christian community. In years like 2008, some of the differences stand out more clearly. This … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Holidays, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Passover

Gathering the Exiles

The tenth benediction of the Amidah says: Sound the great shofar of our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are you, HaShem, who gathers in the … Continue reading

Posted in Judaism, Life to Come, Messianic Jewish, Messianic Prayer, Prayer

Scot McKnight’s The Jesus Creed

I’m a fairly regular reader of Scot McKnight’s blog ( He is a professor in Religious Studies at North Park University (Chicago, Illinois). He is one of several Christian writers and theologians whose material I regularly find worth reading. Although … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Prayer, Scot McKnight, Yeshua

Sabbath Meditation: Preparing the Table and the Home

It’s Friday morning. Have you thought about Shabbat yet? If you haven’t, you’re already behind. Getting into the Sabbath is a rhythm of life. At first the rhythm is unfamiliar. If you like Linda and I, you’ll make many missteps … Continue reading

Posted in Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Sabbath, Torah

Abraham to Messiah: Mutual Blessing

Okay, I’m posting some sermon notes again. But this time someone asked me to. The writing below is a bit rough (they were notes, not intended for reading exactly). But I think there are some things in here that many … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Gentiles, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Yeshua

Sabbath Meditation: The Art of Shabbat

I recently purchased Shabbat: The Family Guide to Preparing for and Celebrating the Sabbath by Dr. Ron Wolfson, the president of Synagogue 3000 ( Anyone who celebrates Shabbat and could use a few pointers or even just some inspiration would … Continue reading

Posted in Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Sabbath

The Gospel and Tikkun Olam

The following is adapted from the message I gave at the congregation this weekend. I post just the first part of the article here and provide a link for you to read it in a PDF file (much more readable … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Spirituality, Theology, Torah