Category Archives: Love

Missing Mysticism in the Bible

I have been surprised recently by several requests to speak on the subject of mystical faith. An episcopal church in Tennessee mentioned that when I come in March for an all day seminar, they hope I’ll address the mystical way … Continue reading

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More on Congregations of Yeshua (Jesus)

The second part of my notes over on the Yeshua in Context blog about what the gospels say about community. These are simply notes, not a fully fleshed-out publication on community and Yeshua. “Applying Yeshua Communally, Part 2.” If you … Continue reading

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Miracles (C.S. Lewis), #1

See yesterdays “God in Search of Man, #1” for an explanation of this series exploring a Jewish and a Christian thinker who have much in common. I am much more familiar with Lewis than Heschel, having a fair collection of … Continue reading

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A love that never stops…

From George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons, 1867: Nothing is inexorable but love. Love which will yield to prayer is imperfect and poor. Nor is it then the love that yields, but its alloy . . . For love loves unto purity. … Continue reading

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Elul Meditation: Even Mother and Father

Psalm 27 is read morning and evening throughout this month of Elul and to the end of Sukkot. Perhaps the most poignant verse in Psalm 27 is vs. 10. It is odd in its surrounding of petitions. Is it an … Continue reading

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The Difference Yeshua Makes

Someone asked me a good question last night. He’s been to a few Messianic synagogues now and is trying to understand from a Christian point of view what Jewish life in Messiah is all about. He said, “Do you guys … Continue reading

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Devekut, Yeshua, and MJ Living

DEVEKUT A way of living with constant awareness of God’s presence which is derived from the Hebrew Bible, is taught in Hasidic Jewish writings, and which works together with the traditional practices of godliness. That is, keeping the mitzvot (commandments) … Continue reading

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