Category Archives: Prayer

Some Prayer Practices: Jewish and Christian

The following notes are for a class I am giving this Shabbat about personal or constant prayer. For a long time, I thought Judaism had no such tradition but was limited to liturgical prayer. I started my religious life in … Continue reading

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Gathering the Exiles

The tenth benediction of the Amidah says: Sound the great shofar of our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are you, HaShem, who gathers in the … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s The Jesus Creed

I’m a fairly regular reader of Scot McKnight’s blog (http://www.jesuscreed.org/). He is a professor in Religious Studies at North Park University (Chicago, Illinois). He is one of several Christian writers and theologians whose material I regularly find worth reading. Although … 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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Musings on the Amidah, Part 3

The cruel God. The harsh judge. The unfeeling absolute. I can’t say I blame most people for thinking of God this way. We experience the world as a cruel place. Senseless tragedies occur every day. Corruption surrounds us. All things … Continue reading

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Musings on Prayer and Tradition

I will return to the resurrection evidence topic I’ve been writing about. I simply haven’t prepared to write the next part yet: resurrection views in the Judaism of Yeshua’s time. So, instead, I offer today a musing on prayer. I’m … Continue reading

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A Thought About Messianic Jewish Prayer and a Prayer

I’m offering two things for your reading today. First, I want to pass on a thought about Messianic Jewish prayer that made an impact on me at this year’s Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations conference (umjc.net). Then I want to … Continue reading

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