Category Archives: Mark Kinzer

Rudolph’s “Paul Rule” Article, Part 1

One of the things that astounds me is the depth of scholarship in our tiny little movement. Messianic Judaism, further delimited in my understanding as the Jewish movement by that name and not the slightly larger movement including many non-Jewish … Continue reading

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Historic Moment: MJ’s Future Through Education

Coming up on Messianic Jewish Musings: It happens occasionally that I have so many topics for the blog and so few days. Look for the following this week and next. (1) A series on a crucial paper by David Rudolph, … Continue reading

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Helsinki Press Release: Jewish Believers in Jesus

Jewish believers in Jesus is a broader category than Messianic Jews. The former category includes all Jewish people in churches, in Messianic Jewish synagogues, and even unaffiliated who profess faith in and allegiance to Jesus. Throughout history since the time … Continue reading

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Expositing Acts 15: The Defining Chapter

A reader sent an email with a few questions, including this one: How do you address the word of Yaakov in Acts 15:19-21? To me, the implication is that these are the very basics…but as they learn about Moses (the … Continue reading

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Judaism as Competition for Christianity

In the May/June 2010 issue of Biblical Archaeology Today, Angelos Chaniotis of Princeton writes about “Godfearers in the City of Love.” The reference is to recent research at Aphrodisias in Turkey, not too far east of ancient Ephesus. The city … Continue reading

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Torah and Messianic Judaism

I’m skipping over to chapter 6 in my review and discussion of MMJT (search Richard Harvey to easily find this whole series of posts). Chapter 5 is about various MJ Christological views. We’ve covered a lot of that in discussing … Continue reading

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Wrapping Hashivenu and Answering Judah Gabriel

Today I am traveling home from the Hashivenu Forum in L.A. It has been an intense experience, both in terms of the theological papers and discussion on the one hand and the late night conversation on the other. I am … Continue reading

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The Nicene Creed and MJ

This is day 2 of the Hashivenu Forum in Los Angeles (see yesterday’s post for more about Hashivenu). We heard a paper today by Mark Kinzer, “Finding Our Way Through Nicaea: The Deity of Yeshua, Bilateral Ecclesiology, and Redemptive Encounter … Continue reading

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The Nature of God in MJT

MAPPING MESSIANIC JEWISH THEOLOGY: A CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACH Richard Harvey, Paternoster, 2009 This is our Messianic Jewish Musings survey of chapter 4 of Richard Harvey’s newly published study. MJT stands for Messianic Jewish Theology. See here to find MMJT on Paternoster … Continue reading

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Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology, ch 3

MAPPING MESSIANIC JEWISH THEOLOGY: A CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACH Richard Harvey, Paternoster, 2009 Buy the book here or here. My review of MMJT is merely a summary and a list of some questions raised and not a replacement for owning the book. … Continue reading

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RememberJerusalem.org

I don’t bring up my work with MJTI (mjti.com) on the blog very often. Not the least of reasons is that I sometimes get a little controversial here on Messianic Jewish Musings and I don’t hesitate to share my own … Continue reading

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Un-Ordinary Beliefs

I get a regular stream of emails with questions about something someone read on Messianic Jewish Musings. Sometimes these come from regular readers and sometimes from people who ran across something on a google search. The questioners often are surprised … Continue reading

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Review: The Jews, Modern Israel, and the New Supercessionism

The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism: Resources for Christians by Calvin Smith. King’s Divinity Press, 2009. My outlook on this book went from expectancy to disappointment to moderate enthusiasm. A collection of essays on Israel in the Bible … Continue reading

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Books on Jewish-Christian Relations

I will be reviewing a new book here soon (maybe tomorrow if I can get in some reading time today) by Calvin Smith, The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism: Resources for Christians, due out next week from King’s … Continue reading

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Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer in First Things

Just a note, since my local theological library is closed for the holidays and I do not have a subscription to First Things, but one of my mentors, Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer, is featured in a dialogue in this month’s … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Ephesians 1

It’s Sukkot (Tabernacles) right now and several of our families are camping together and enjoying long evenings in our decorated Sukkah (booth) with Christmas lights (just the tasteful white ones), Tiki torches, and a roaring campfire. Every year we read … Continue reading

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Christian Missions to the Jews and Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism

So far I have not drawn any comments about PMJ from the Messianic Jews out there who read this blog. I listed twelve implications of Mark Kinzer’s book Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism and, thus far, only Christians who reject the obligation … Continue reading

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Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism, 3 Yrs Later

As a Messianic author, I mean no disrespect to any other author when I say that thus far in our movement, we have had only one truly academic book published about Messianic Judaism. It is the 2005 volume Post-Missionary Messianic … Continue reading

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Essential Books: Messianic Judaism, Israel, and Christianity

There are several books I consider must-haves for those who want to get into the theology of Messianic Judaism, Israel, and Christianity. Of course it is important to have books on Biblical studies and Biblical commentary. It is important to … Continue reading

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Live Blogging from Hashivenu: Praying the Siddur in Yeshua

Hashivenu is a forum for Messianic Jews who see Messianic Judaism as a Judaism (as opposed to a cosmetically altered version of Christianity). The forum gathers annually in Pasadena to reflect on a major topic each year. This year, we … Continue reading

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Dr. Kinzer on Reasons for Witness

After writing Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism, Mark Kinzer has often been misunderstood as a Jewish universalist or someone who has no motive for witness of Yeshua to Jewish people. The following are notes from his lecture delivered this morning at the … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 7

By now we are way into this discussion. You really should take the time to read Parts 1-7 if you haven’t. This is a summary and discussion of a paper by Dr. Mark Kinzer delivered to the 2003 Hashivenu forum. … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 6

I hope you’ve read Parts 1-5. You will find a link to Dr. Kinzer’s paper in Part 1. Last time we considered that the Pharisees criticized “some of” Yeshua’s disciples for not engaging in ritual handwashing. It would appear that: … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 5

This is the fifth part of a series summarizing and discussing a paper by Dr. Mark Kinzer delivered at the 2003 Hashivenu Forum. In Part 1, I have a link to the original paper. I recommend you read Parts 1-4 … Continue reading

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Should We Follow the Rabbis? Pt 4

If you haven’t read parts 1-3, you should. Thanks to Benjamin for the insightful and passionate comment. He basically said that: (a) there is no Biblical Judaism that omits rabbinic tradition since you can’t keep Torah without tradition, yet (b) … Continue reading

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