Monthly Archives: July 2008

Ebionites, Messianic Jews, Identity, and Commitment

Here is how I took last week’s exploration of the identity of the Ebionites and turned it into a sermon for a mixed community of Jews and non-Jews. I know this is long, but if you care about Messianic Judaism, … Continue reading

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A Blogger Responds From His POV

A blogger from a POV slightly different from mine responds to Jackie Walker’s article from yesterday about Messianic prisoners being denied Kosher meals in prison. Check it out here. So, what do you think?

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Guest Post: Kosher Meals Denied to Messianic Prisoners

Jews in Prison Denied Kosher Meals Following is a post from guest blogger, Jackie Walker. Visit her Web site at http://www.religiontranscends.com. And watch for an upcoming post on her site from Rabbi Derek Leman. Messianic Jews at the Richland Correctional … Continue reading

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Ebionites: Heretics or Messianic Jews?

We’ve been learning a little bit about the Ebionites courtesy of Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik’s book Jewish Believers in Jesus, and specifically Skarsaune’s chapter on the Ebionites. Just who were these Jewish believers? What did they believe and why? … Continue reading

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Ebionites, Humble Believers

Just who were the Ebionites, that pseudo-mythical sect of Jewish followers of Jesus from the early centuries of Christendom? Norwegian scholar Oskar Skarsaune brings together recent scholarship and sound reasoning to get at a more accurate picture of these Torah-practicing … Continue reading

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Ebionites, Jewish Believers, Typical Confusion

Church history is not my field and while I may have read more about it than the average person, I make no claim to be well-read in these areas. In fact, I can see that I need to do more … Continue reading

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Israel’s Story in the Bible

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book, called “Israel as the Vessel.” …………………………… Get THE WORLD TO COME here. To properly understand that Bible‚Äôs story, the canonical narrative, it is vital to realize something from the … Continue reading

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