Monthly Archives: July 2009

PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Mitzvah and Mercy

It all started with a cab ride and dinner with some friends, Boaz Michael and Aaron Eby of First Fruits of Zion. As we ate at a kosher vegetarian restaurant in Miami, I was quizzing Aaron ruthlessly about his perspective … Continue reading

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Lamentations for Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av begins tonight. Lamentations (Eicha in Hebrew) is read tonight in a synagogue strewn with upended chairs following a meal of lentils eaten alone. These comments on Lamentations are designed to make your reading more profitable. David Clines, writing … Continue reading

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Observing Tisha B’Av

How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she that was great among the nations! . . . She weeps bitterly in the night, tears on her cheeks; among all her … Continue reading

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A Few Conversations from UMJC 2009

Who knows how many stories, conversations, and connections were made at the 2009 UMJC Conference? UMJC stands for the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (umjc.net) and we just met in Miami. This was an eventful UMJC for me. I passed … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Actions and Discipleship

Catching the life and message of Yeshua the Messiah is not only about hearing his words. How did Yeshua teach us by his actions? What are some categories of actions and what are ways we should think about them? In … Continue reading

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What is the-Point-of-It-All?

I am still enjoying vacation in Cocoa Beach with my wife and eight kids. This will perhaps be our last vacation with everyone together since my oldest is a sophomore in college. I am sitting on the eight floor balcony … Continue reading

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Ordination, the UMJC, and My Story

I am vacationing in Cocoa Beach, an interim stop along the way to Miami and the UMJC annual conference (Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, umjc.net). If I pass an exam — not a comprehensive, but an exam in my final … Continue reading

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