Category Archives: Derek’s Writings

MessianicJudaism.me . . . Pre-Announcement

Something new this way comes. It will arrive in April. And Messianic Jewish Musings will be moving there. But the old posts and images and links will all still be here. You won’t have to change any links you currently … Continue reading

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An Unusual Milestone at Messianic Jewish Musings

Until I posted this note and ruined it, my post count at Messianic Jewish Musings hit 1,111 today. And also 628,000 reads.

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Changes and Delays on Children’s Book

It will be a while now for the release of the children’s book. The size turned out not to look good at all (when my wife got the proof she called me and said, “Bigger”). Turns out the landscape orientation … Continue reading

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Comments on the New Format?

Some friends told me the previous theme at Messianic Jewish Musings was not easy to read on some browsers (the text was transparent, they say). How do you like this theme for readability? The colors can change (and I might … Continue reading

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A Re-Made MJPassages

I know. It’s my third time making this site. I wasn’t building much traffic with my previous idea, which was for MJPassages to be a sort of “current stuff being said about Bible and archaeology and stuff.” At the same … Continue reading

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1st Draft: A Cover for the Upcoming Children’s Book

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Frodo and Providence

At my Tolkien blog (don’t laugh . . . writing is a way I think and remember) I consider the gentle, effective way providence enters into Lord of the Rings. Let us use the strength and hearts and wits we … Continue reading

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2011, Yeshua, Books, Moving Forward

Thousands of different people come to MJ Musings throughout the year. Most of you reading this are regulars. I want to tell you about some upcoming Yeshua media projects and ways you can help (no, this is not an ask … Continue reading

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Middle Ground: How to Irritate Both Sides

You know you’re in that annoying middle ground that seemingly satisfies no one when you manage to evoke disagreement and irritation from both sides of an issue. I mean, on the one hand, Judah is satirizing me here and Gene … Continue reading

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Feasting in the Age to Come

Visions of feasting recur in our dreams. Two images of happiness predominate: the adventure and the feast. God describes what he has for us in the age to come in terms of a rich banquet with wine and meat. There … Continue reading

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A Nice Review of My Book, Feast

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Announcement: MJPassages

http://MJPassages.com Your intersection for good things Jewish, Christian, Messianic Jewish, Judeo-Christian, biblical, archaeological, and theological. It’s not yet a finished product, but there’s a good bit already to explore. Should be easy to explore on your triptophan buzz this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Yeshua in Your Car

Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. So says Ecclesiastes 12:12. I’m a book guy. I start my mornings with coffee and surround myself with a Bible and some commentaries. … Continue reading

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Newsletter: Yeshua in Context

THE FOLLOWING IS A NEWSLETTER I SENT OUT TODAY TO MY YESHUA IN CONTEXT LIST. If you’d like to be on the list, email me at yeshuaincontext at gmail. . . I was just reading N.T. Wright yesterday saying that … Continue reading

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Conferences and Presentations on Yeshua

Since Yeshua in Context: The Life and Times of Yeshua the Messiah was released on August 30, I’ve been in nine churches talking with people about the historical Jesus, the gospels, the need for gospel reading as a regular discipline … Continue reading

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iBookstore: Yeshua in Context Now Available

Tell you friends. Yeshua in Context is now (or should be within a few hours) available at the iBookstore. You can get it, you know, for your iPad! It is only $8.99. Of course, you can get it directly from … Continue reading

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The End of Bible of Unknowing Blog

I’m taking down one of my other blogs, the Bible of Unknowing blog. For those of you who checked it out during its three month run, thank you. This does not mean I am through with the project, writing a … Continue reading

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Finding the Path to Discipleship in the Gospels

Yeshua called us to follow along the rocky paths of Galilee in imitation of him. How do we do that? I am developing YeshuaInContext.com as a place for learners who want to actively walk that path through gospel study and … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes as Sad Reality

In chapter 10 of Yeshua In Context, I detail the five things we should see in each of the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12. One of the five things is “The Reality of the Present Age.” To get the book in … Continue reading

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A Good Review of Yeshua in Context

Rabbi Dan Benzvi, who often disagrees with me about other matters, loves my book. Here is his review: http://fllowheirs.blogspot.com/2010/09/yeshua-in-context.html

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Transforming Aspects of the Gospels, #1

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Sukkot in the Bible: A Quick Survey

Sukkot, a.k.a., the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths, is near, starting on Wednesday night, September 22, 2010. If you are a regular Sukkot celebrant, you may be surprised at how much the Bible has to say about this Feast of … Continue reading

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Yeshua Reflections (and the eBook is here!)

What follows is a profusion, a cornucopia, a plethora, a copious mass of thoughts about Yeshua’s life and message. But before I get into that . . . the eBook for Yeshua in Context is here!! You can order for … Continue reading

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Excerpt: Yeshua’s Trial

Yeshua in Context: The Life and Times of Yeshua the Messiah is here and available for order. Eventually it will be on amazon and other distributors. The eBook will be available soon for Kindle and iPad. An audiobook produced by … Continue reading

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Update: Bible of Unknowing

My blogging about the mystical thread that runs through the Bible continues at the link below. I am writing a book online, a book which will be laid out in textboxes and wordart as an accompaniment to reading the Bible … Continue reading

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