Monthly Archives: January 2009

Book Review: The Lost History of Christianity, Philip Jenkins

The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia — and How It Died by Philip Jenkins, 2008, HarperOne. This book could easily have been several things it is not: … Continue reading

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Archaeology, Amarna, and Doubt

I have been in Pasadena the last few days theologizing and schmoozing with fellow leaders in Messianic Judaism at the Hashivenu forum. My roommate, as always at conferences like this, is the inimitable Kirk Gliebe, Rabbi at Devar Emet in … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible as a Forward-Moving Conversation

There are so many ways people read the Bible. I met last night with a small group of Christians who love Israel and want to learn more about reading the Bible as a Jewish book. Issues about how we read … Continue reading

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Islam and Deceased Middle Eastern Christianity

Very soon I will be reviewing The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins. I did not anticipate how much I would enjoy this book. I was quite ignorant of many of his points about the history of Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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Dauermann on Jewishism vs. Judaism

My new job with MJTI is a bit of a blur at the moment. We are about to launch a web network that will have a tremendous amount of content. I am bringing together oodles of last-minute details to make … Continue reading

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Textuality

Written words on a page. Old leather bindings. The crinkle of paper turning. Reading sacred texts. Several experiences and observations in recent days bring this topic to mind. For one thing, I started teaching recently with a different style, using … Continue reading

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Is There Anything in the Bible for Me?

A non-Jewish friend recently asked if there is anything in the Bible for non-Jews. Having made a paradigm shift in reading the Bible and recognizing the centrality of Israel, it is actually possible to feel a sense of loss. Years … Continue reading

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