Monthly Archives: August 2008

A Mastermind of Mideast Troubles

The Wall Street Journal has a great review of a new book about Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Hitler-loving Mufti of Jerusalem from 1921 through the war for Israel’s independence, put in power by some very foolish Brits. al-Husseini is in … Continue reading

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McKnight’s A LIGHT AMONG THE GENTILES, Pt. 1

As part of my ongoing research for the book, Messiah, I am reading many portraits of Jesus by academic writers. If you didn’t already, see the post below, “Musings on Some Academic Portraits of Jesus” I’m working my way through … Continue reading

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Musings on Some Academic Portrayals of Jesus

I am working on an upcoming book, Messiah, and enjoying a great deal of reading and some re-reading of academic portraits of Jesus. I appreciate the wide variety of voices trying to get back to who Jesus was. I even … Continue reading

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POV’s on Yeshua in the Gospels

I’m working on my next book. I hope the publisher will agree to simply call it Messiah. The idea for the book came late last week as I sat with a new friend who is considering Yeshua. This new friend … Continue reading

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Yeshua: Self Aware? Pt. 2

Day before yesterday, I introduced the topic of Yeshua’s self-awareness. Did he know he was divine and Messiah his whole life? The following musings are not about proof, but they might be helpful. …………………………………………… Anne Rice, the famous author of … Continue reading

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From Scot McKnight’s Blog: Gentiles in the Age of Israel

I am a frequent reader of “Jesus Creed,” a blog by North Park University professor Scot McKnight. He is discussing Christopher Wright’s book, The Mission of God, at the moment. Today he brought up a good point. I include below … Continue reading

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Yeshua: Self-Aware?

Recently I was surprised to find a statement by one of my favorite New Testament scholars that I disapproved of. I mean it’s not as if I think this guy is perfect. I know a few things I would love … Continue reading

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