Monthly Archives: May 2010

Rhetoric from the Moderate Two-House Position

If you don’t know what Two-House is and if you are not in Messianic Judaism, you may just want to skip this post or pay it little attention. We have a discussion going on in broader MJ circles that is, … Continue reading

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Shavuot: Laws and Traditions

Shavuot (Pentecost) begins tonight. I have an incomplete (but complete enough) haggadah for Shavuot with information, readings, biblical meditations, and more. The link to the haggadah for Shavuot is here. And the following list of laws and traditions is something … Continue reading

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Men Without Chests

I’m having a little revival of C.S. Lewis reading. I just reorganized by Lewis bookshelf last night and ordered a few new books (note to my congregational bookkeeper: I paid for these books myself). So, it has been many years … Continue reading

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Some Recent J-BOM Reflections on Cool Blogs Near You!

Here are some thoughts by Smooth Cookies: http://smoothcookies.wordpress.com/category/j-bom/ Short but sweet: http://thehollandshomebookreview.blogspot.com/2010/05/lost-search-for-six-of-six-million.html Good stuff, Wanda: http://literallymessianic.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/the-lost-part-1/ A little less recent, but worth checking out: http://messiahconnection.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/jbom-visions-of-the-fathers-part-1/ He’s not up to date with J-BOM, but he has good things to say: http://www.diggingwithdarren.com/blog/2010/04/30/j-bom-visions-of-the-fathers/Continue reading

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – Wicked Tenants, Pt 1

A recurring and definitive question in reading the story of Yeshua is where he placed himself in relation to the Israelite people and Judaism, on the one hand, and the new community he envisioned coming after him, on the other. … Continue reading

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J-BOM: The Lost, Finding Bolechow

J-BOM is the Jewish Book of the Month club. It’s about MJ’s reading great Jewish books and having, as much as online life can provide, a communal experience of reading. If you can’t read all twelve books a year that … Continue reading

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To Convert or Not to Convert

A reader wrote in and suggested that I discuss some reasons Gentile Messiah-followers should not convert to Judaism. They suggested I have made my journey sound too normative and I could give people the idea that every Gentile who loves … Continue reading

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