Category Archives: Gospel

A Reader Asks About the Jewish Gospel of Jesus

A perceptive reader asked a question that I thought was worth posting. I’m sure a lot of other people would wonder the same thing. Feel free to send questions to derekblogger@gmail.com and I will answer if I can. Also, if … Continue reading

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The Jewish Gospel of Jesus, Part 3

So far I’ve explained that gospel translates a Greek word meaning a message of life and hope and rescue from death delivered by a messenger in the ancient world. In Part 2 I explained that when Jesus said in Mark … Continue reading

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The Jewish Gospel of Jesus, Part 2

Last time we talked about the word gospel. Its ancient meaning is like the message brought by a runner to a city whose armies have gone out to defeat the marauding foe. The messenger stops to catch his breath and … Continue reading

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The Jewish Gospel of Jesus, Part 1

Popular religion can be as confusing in its blend of ideas as a shelf of products at a mega-supermarket. Do I want extra strength or maximum strength? Lite or fat free or “made with Splenda”? Is Acme brand really better … Continue reading

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A Recommended Read on Our Witness to Jewish People

My friend and someone I regard as a mentor, Rabbi Stuart Dauermann, has just posted an article on an overlooked aspect of witness to Jewish people, whether it comes from a Messianic Jewish context or a Christian context. I highly … Continue reading

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Michael Brown and Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism

I promise, I will blog about other things. I was enjoying some posts of a more inspirational nature before this debate started. See “Sabbath Meditation, Picking You Up Off the Floor” and “The Rabbi and the Businessman,” for example. I … Continue reading

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Michael Brown and Mark Kinzer, Part 2

Dr. Michael Brown responded to my heated post denouncing his review of Dr. Mark Kinzer’s Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism. Please read Dr. Brown’s comment under the first post, “Michael Brown, Mark Kinzer, Judaism, and Yeshua.” Let me summarize a few of … Continue reading

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Michael Brown, Mark Kinzer, Judaism and Yeshua

I have just become aware of a paper delivered by Michael Brown at the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism, a meeting held in North America this April in San Antonio, Texas (lcje.net). I am angry. I would love it if … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God’s 13 Attributes

I was reading for another class I am taking at MJTI (mjti.org). The book is a reader in Jewish texts called Judaism and Spiritual Ethics, edited by Niles Goldstein and Steven Mason. At one point, while discussing g’milut hasidim, acts … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God, Part 3

Last time I talked about a concept in the Torah called karet, or being cut off from your people (be sure to scroll down and read Exclusivity and God, Part 1 and 2). This Torah issue relates to God’s exclusivity … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God, Part 2

This will be a short series on the question: does God exclude people for not believing? I am blogging on this to work out my thoughts for an article I will be writing later. Be sure to read Part 1 … Continue reading

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Exclusivity and God, Part 1

I have been assigned to think about the issue of exclusivity, inclusivity, and God. That is, who does God let in and who does God keep out? These issues are familiar in theological questions like, “Must someone believe in Yeshua … Continue reading

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A Resurrection Case, Part 1

Yesterday I posted an outline making a case for the historicity of the resurrection of Yeshua. Here are the details filling in the first part of that outline. I should be able to post the whole thing in only 3 … Continue reading

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A Resurrection Case Outline

I’ve been writing about the resurrection of Yeshua, a reaction to “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” documentary that aired on Discover Channel a few weeks ago. Here is a short outline of a case for the resurrection. I will add … Continue reading

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Yeshua’s Death — Its Meaning

I am still going to finish the series on the resurrection of Yeshua. This is simply on my mind and I thought I would insert it into the series. I read something in N.T. Wright’s Jesus and the Victory of … Continue reading

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The Jesus-Tomb Deception

Right now there is a deception going on that will fool millions. I teach English as a Second Language and my Japanese and Korean students had heard on CNN that the tomb of Jesus had been found. What are average … Continue reading

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Pt. 2: What is a good way to say it?

Back on January 31 (it seems so long ago) I posted an article called, “What is a good way to say it?” (Read it here). Reader Sean Morris raised a brilliant question to further the discussion. He said: By us … Continue reading

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What is a good way to say it?

Just finished my final exam today for “The Shape of Messianic Jewish Theology,” a class I am taking online and through DVD from the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (mjti.org). MJTI is associated with the UMJC (umjc.net). It was a tough … Continue reading

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