Monthly Archives: April 2008

Theology Like a House of Cards

Nothing seems more precarious than a house of cards. I confess I’ve never been able to build one beyond the first three or four cards. The problem with a house of cards is that the slightest breeze or tremor knocks … Continue reading

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Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 2

We are now in Chapter 1 of Barry Horner’s exposition about Christian supersessionism, anti-Judaism, and ethical failure to bless Israel according to God’s plan for history. Please see the previous two entries on Barry Horner (click HERE for the Barry … Continue reading

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Coming by late afternoon . . .

Sorry for the long weekend here. I will have Future Israel Part 2 up by this afternoon (before dinner anyway). Last night was the Bris for my son, David Michael. That plus a rabbinics class that is kicking my tail … Continue reading

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Levitical Theology and New Paradigms

I have been reading the notes in Study Bibles lately. I am preparing for a project that I will make known sometime in the near future. As part of my preparation, I am reading and comparing various Study Bibles. Although … Continue reading

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Bloggers: I Need Your Help

There are quite a few blogs out there who have a link to my blog. I’d love to know if you have a link to Messianic Musings. For one thing, I will have a promotion going on soon for FEAST … Continue reading

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Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 1

A few weeks ago I promised I would blog about a recently released book that is a 10 on the Richter scale I (as far as I am concerned), Barry Horner’s Future Israel. I hope that Christian pastors take this … Continue reading

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Good News: Another Clarification, Messianics in Israel

I have been saying that I think the recent Israeli Supreme Court decision might have broader application than just Messianic Jews whose mother is not Jewish but whose father is. I just received an opinion from an attorney involved in … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Post on Israeli Court and Messianics

The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com) ran an article yesterday about the Israeli Supreme Court ruling which opens the doors for some Messianic Jews to make citizenship in Israel. Strictly speaking, as the article states, this ruling will only apply to those … Continue reading

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Important Passover Knowledge…

How to perfectly break a Matza in half – the Oriental way . . . http://youtube.com/watch?v=XLX1LtJqG8U

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Coming Attractions and a New Leman Baby!

Friends out there in the blogosphere, let me share with you a few pictures of my newest son (David Michael) born Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. We left right from our congregational Seder on Sunday night for the hospital. … Continue reading

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Passover Poems

I enclose here two poems, one by me and another by Primo Levi written in 1982. I will also post a link to the entire message I gave my congregation this morning leading up to Passover. Experience the first Passover … Continue reading

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Messianics Allowed in Israel: Official Wording of the Ruling

According to Jamie Cowen, president of the UMJC (umjc.net), who is an attorney and whose daughter was a defendant in this case, this ruling of the Israeli Supreme Court is precedent setting for future cases. When the ruling says “as … Continue reading

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Israel and Messianics: More Info

If you haven’t heard the good news, read the two posts below (“Breaking News” and “Israel and Messianics Clarification.” I thought you might want to know about one of the main groups behind this great news, The Jerusalem Institute of … Continue reading

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Israel and Messianics Clarification

I received a communication today that clarifies the settlement reached yesterday in Israel (see below, “Breaking News”). The ruling would not cover all Messianic Jews, but would cover many of them: If a person was not a Jew previously (religious … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Supreme Court Allows Messianics In!

I had this posted for about four hours Wednesday morning and then got a call that it was premature and the final word had not come down. Now, the agreements have been made and this is news . . . … Continue reading

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Religious Censorship: Imagine . . .

Imagine. Fundamentalist Muslims take over the governments of the West. And the censorship begins. The mullahs begin changing Christian songs. Amazing Grace? But Allah’s will is mysterious and we never know where we stand with him. So maybe it is … Continue reading

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Passover as a Spiritual Journey

As Passover night draws near, I hope you are prepared. Simply taking out that Haggadah and “winging it” will not do. Study the Haggadah. Read it through several times this week before Seder (whether you are the leader or a … Continue reading

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Barry Horner’s FUTURE ISRAEL, Introduction

There are some books that are simply a must read for people who want to get theology and to understand the place Israel must have in Christian and Messianic Jewish theology. A book I cannot recommend highly enough is R. … Continue reading

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God, The Measure of All Things

Tonight I was able to see more clearly than usual. I’m not writing about this to suggest anything about my clarity of vision or depth of spirituality. Far from it. The observer is not the one to be poeticized but … Continue reading

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Preparing for Passover: Part 6

This has been a short series to help you learn a little more about the Haggadah for Passover. Before you decide to just blow through the Haggadah this year, why not learn a little about it? I promised to talk … Continue reading

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Passover: Handwashing?

As Passover gets near, I plan to blog more and more about aspects of the holiday. Be sure and check out various articles under the category Passover (see categories to the right), including a series on Preparing for Passover and … Continue reading

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Want to Learn Hebrew?

People often ask me about learning Hebrew: how can I do it? I know dozens of people who’ve started studying on their own, but they never finish. I recommend taking a class, but at a local university that is very … Continue reading

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Christian e-Zine Features Messianic Bloggers

Just a quick note to say that a Christian e-Zine contacted me recently and asked to place one of my blog articles on their site. It was just published today and as I went to their page, I found they … Continue reading

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FEAST Excerpt for Passover: Spiritual and Physical

This is an excerpt from my latest book, FEAST, published by LifeWay. You can see FEAST at LifeWay.com or threadsmedia.com The point of this excerpt is that people too greatly limit spiritual practice by assuming the physical and the spiritual … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Jewish Calendar

This article is a response to a blog by a new friend I have made in the blogosphere, Judah Himango at judahgabriel.blogspot.com We had an interesting exchange here on this blog. Judah helpfully pointed out that it was possible to … Continue reading

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