Category Archives: ethics

Poor in Spirit

How important is it to interpret a biblical text well? Obsession with details of theology, which is at least close to the same thing as obsession with a good interpretation of a sacred text, has been compared to speculating about … Continue reading

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A Very Moving Blog by Gene Shlomovich

On baseless hatred as the cause for the Second Temple’s destruction and relating it all to Yeshua’s suffering. http://dailyminyan.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/why-was-the-second-temple-destroyed/

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PODCAST: Yeshua in Context – What Defiles

I’ve always thought that Mark 7:15 was one of the most penetrating, well-phrased, to the heart of the matter statements of what Yeshua stood for. It’s not what comes from the outside that defiles. It’s what comes out of you. … Continue reading

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A Very Non-Expert Introduction to Mussar

I spent the later part of the afternoon yesterday meeting with a friend and congregant to compare notes and discuss Mussar. Mussar is a movement coming out of Lithuania in the 19th century. Mussar is about working on the improvement … Continue reading

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A Richer Messianic Judaism, Pt 2

In my first post on this topic, I noted that I have been reading some blog conversations about movements amongst post-evangelical Christians. A number of movements have grown up in the last decade from evangelical Christianity to something deeper and … Continue reading

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Lydia: A Lesson in Wealth

I write a daily commentary on the readings from Chumash (the five books of Torah) and the gospels. It is a sort of Messianic Jewish equivalent to the many fine Jewish services commenting online about the Chumash (perhaps the best … 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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