Category Archives: Replacement Theology

Matthew 11, Law vs. Kingdom?

Anachronism is reading history out of order. Many examples of popular anachronisms exist. The religious art of Europe is a well-known anachronism. Biblical characters are depicted wearing plate armor at times or Renaissance fashion (or posing nude, in spite of … Continue reading

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Both-And vs. Either-Or

I’m convinced that a both-and philosophy instead of an either-or philosophy would solve many tensions in biblical interpretation. This topic came to me after reading what seems to me a ridiculous statement by an otherwise great scholar, Dale Allison, in … Continue reading

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A Sad Discussion on Scot McKnight’s Blog

I’m definitely a Scot McKnight fan and I’m not putting this link here to suggest in any way that I have a problem with him. I think if you read carefully what Scot says in this post, you will see … Continue reading

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A Yom HaShoah Experience with FFOZ

While I was visiting with the people at FFOZ in Missouri on a recent college speaking trip (read about it here), I saw a video that was in production. It was a sweep of 4,000 years of history told in … Continue reading

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For Christians: A Tip to Avoid Jew-Bashing

I had a great conversation today with a Christian pastor I respect and whose heart I know is in the right place. He had written a piece which in many ways was very fair in its description of Israel and … Continue reading

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Boundaries, MJ, Jews & Gentiles

This weekend I had a rare and uncomfortable experience. I felt a need to protect a boundary at synagogue. In the process I had several congregants witness the event and had productive follow-up conversation with them. The actual incident was … Continue reading

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Surreptitious Supersessionism

Supersessionism can be sneaky (if you don’t know what supersessionism is, check here). A commenter on the Jesus Creed blog, where I guest-posted recently about Richard Harvey’s book, Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology, said that someone asked N.T. Wright (famed scholar … Continue reading

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