Monthly Archives: May 2008

The World to Come: Excerpt

I am in Little Rock, Arkansas, teaching a four-day series on my about-to-be-released book, The World to Come, by Lederer (www.messianicjewish.net). I’m having so much fun with the people in the church here in Little Rock I’m finding little time … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Derek's Writings, Judaism, Life to Come, Messianic Jewish, Theology

Why MJ Needs Talmud Study

The following is a short paper I wrote for a class I am taking on the Talmud from the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (mjti.org). We have a long way to go in Messianic Judaism. The program I describe below is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Talmud and Tradition, Theology, Torah

Why the New Covenant is So Great

I will post here the beginning of a sermon. For the rest, there will be a link at the end. I don’t usually put my sermons here and I didn’t decide to include this one because I thought it was … Continue reading

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

Shavuot is Coming! FEAST Excerpt…

Shavuot is coming on June 9 (starts June 8 at sundown). Some of you say, what is Shavuot? It’s the biblical Feast of Weeks, better known to Christians as Pentecost. Here is an excerpt from FEAST about Shavuot. I hope … Continue reading

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

Mel Lawrenz, I Want to Believe: Pt. 2

I was attracted to this book because of the premise that faith is what comes naturally, it is what we want to do, and it is disbelief, rather than faith, which is harsh and demanding. Disbelief demands giving up so … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian, Faith, Messianic Jewish, Theology

Talmud, Messianic Judaism, and Imperfect Truth

Talmud is not what you think it is. I say that because Talmud is not what I thought it was. I had done a fair amount of reading in Talmud and about Talmud before taking a class, which I am … Continue reading

Posted in Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Scot McKnight, Talmud and Tradition, Theology, Torah

Barry Horner, Future Israel: Part 4

I have just finished chapter three of Barry Horner’s fine book. I see here a few things about Horner that are short-sighted, and I will mention them in my summary below, but this book is such a refreshing breath of … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Horner, Bible, Christian, Judaism, Messianic Jewish, Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Theology, Torah