Monthly Archives: August 2009

Elul: Preparation, Reflection, Spiritual Discipline

Tomorrow is the first morning of Elul (the month starts tonight at sundown). Elul is a month of preparation, self-reflection, and spiritual discipline leading up to Rosh HaShanah (sundown, Sept. 18, 2009). The most noticeable custom of Elul is that … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Messianism

I received a question from Scot McKnight about my series this week on the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. He said it seemed I was saying that the image of a marriage supper with God in the age to come … Continue reading

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The Marriage Supper, Part 2

As I have read through Revelation, I have found it to be the culmination of a long story. It is the most developed and mature theology of the entire canon. John, the Jewish apostle, from his position in the communities … Continue reading

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The Marriage Supper, Part 1

I’d imagine that some of the force of an ancient angelic invitation has been lost on modern generations. When an angelic herald told John on Patmos to “write this” and said, “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage … Continue reading

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Educate Yourself 101

Education is changing. It is becoming more accessible to more people. At the same time, standards for what is good and bad education or information are going down. As there is more access to information, there is also, sadly, more … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Puzzling Pharisee Statement

This episode is one of the more important ones for understanding Yeshua’s mission and message. Yeshua from time to time said things that perplex most of his followers. He wasn’t a simple guy at all. Neither was his world a … Continue reading

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Ezekiel: Prophet on Steroids, Part 2

There just isn’t a prophet quite like Ezekiel. Isaiah . . . wears Ezekiel pajamas. Ezekiel can kill two stones with one bird. He can order a Big Mac at Burger King . . . and get one. Okay, well, … Continue reading

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