Monthly Archives: March 2008

A Quick Note About JudahGabriel.BlogSpot.Com

I just posted a referral to judahgabriel.blogspot.com after Judah helpfully noted that someone should get the Complete Jewish Bible onto biblegateway.com and other online Bible sites. The internet is full of people with many opinions. Right after I suggested people … Continue reading

Posted in Messianic Jewish

A Reader Responds on the CJB

I got a great response from Judah at http://judahgabriel.blogspot.com/ about the CJB and the internet. He has been wanting to see the CJB on biblegateway.com and is hoping to put the folks together from Lederer (publisher of the CJB) and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Complete Jewish Bible, Judaism, Messianic Jewish

Hebrews 10:1: CJB and Other Translations

I don’t want to exaggerate, but it is important to realize how much of a role bias plays in translation of the Bible from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into modern languages. All people are biased. We cannot escape that. Sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Complete Jewish Bible, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology

Check Me Out on Video

Shalom Friends: You can see a video shot of me introducing my latest book at the following link: http://www.emedialink.com/view_video.php?viewkey=f3d4c9957a1d4397f1b4 You can also see my book featured at the moment on the home page of LifeWay.com Don’t miss the new post … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Derek's Writings, Holidays, Judaism, Messianic Jewish

Preparing for Passover, Pt. 5

This has been a good series for me. I love Passover. I love the haggadah. In fact, I collect them. I just had a great blessing in Greenville, SC, where I always lead a sort of Passover Seder for a … Continue reading

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

Let’s Talk: The Complete Jewish Bible

I do apologize for my long absence. However, now that I am back, I’m eager to talk about some things. Some time ago I quit taking direct comments on this blog. I still think that is the best policy. For … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Complete Jewish Bible, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Theology, Torah | 1 Comment

Traveling Week . . .

I’ll be traveling this week. The possibility of posting some new blog articles is slim. I’ll be in Boca Raton, Florida, for a UMJC Theology Conference. We’re talking about soteriology, what we believe about God’s requirements for inclusion in the … Continue reading

Posted in Messianic Jewish

Preparing for Passover, Pt. 4

I’m posting this on a Friday, and Shabbat is coming. Many weeks on this blog I put up a Sabbath meditation. Well, this post is really about Passover, but it’s good for a Sabbath meditation as well. The Passover Haggadah … Continue reading

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

Esther and Apocryphal Esther

Purim is coming on March 21 this year, which is also the Christian Good Friday. Purim (POOHR-im) means lots as in the ancient custom of casting lots (almost like dice) either as a game or to divine the future. It … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Holidays, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Second Temple Lit.

Coffee, Torah, Conversation

I just spent an evening and a breakfast with two old friends who live in the country. He is a retired professor of literature and she is a retired nurse. They are young to be retired. I was traveling back … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Torah

FEAST excerpt: Tradition and Passover

The extremely creative team over at Threads (threadsmedia.com), a division of LifeWay, have just released my latest book, FEAST. It is a six-week group study on the Biblical holidays. You can see FEAST here. What follow is an excerpt from … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Derek's Writings, Holidays, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Passover, Talmud and Tradition

Emergent Christianity and MJ

I am thinking about developing some Havurah (small group, home fellowship) materials for use in Messianic Judaism. In doing my homework, I’m reading a variety of things. I’m reading some things that have spun off from Synagogue 3000 (http://www.synagogue3000.org/), such … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Scot McKnight, Spirituality, Theology

Preparing for Passover, Pt. 3

In this series we’re helping you get ready for Passover early and thoroughly. It’s important to get out your Haggadah and study early. Too many people (including me in previous years) go through the Haggadah with little understanding. It’s not … Continue reading

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