My recent post/review of Boaz Michael’s Tent of David has really fostered some good discussion. Probably one of the longest and best discussion thread on any post on this blog. At times it has been spirited, but peace and grace have been the general tenor. Thank you!!
Leaders in the discussion have been bloggers James Pyles of My Morning Meditations and Ruth of Sojourning With Jews. Both are friends I have gotten to know over the last year in the blogosphere and though we do not see eye to eye on all things Messianic, we all desire truth and enjoy the pursuit thereof. Each of us has publicly wrestled with thoughts and understandings as we search the Scriptures (though I envy both for being more open with their hearts than I have been…).
In the process of our discussion, I mentioned to James via email that we ought to read and review/discuss a book at the same time and I offered J. K. McKee’s One Law as a possible candidate. He accepted and I asked Ruth in the comments thread of the Tent of David discussion to which she also agreed. So: YOU are invited!!
If you would like to join us in this endeavor, order a copy of the book from tnnonline.net or from Amazon.com or some such, and start reading!! James, Ruth and I will put our heads together for a few ground rules on how we want to proceed, and then you can join in the discussion with book in hand!!
One point to stress for all of us from the outset: the goal here is to learn and grow. We may be challenged, but we want to plan on good vigorous discussion that at the same time is peaceful and displays the fruit of the Spirit!!
A note about this book: I have never read it and have no idea what McKee will say or whether I agree or disagree… And, I don’t think Ruth or James have read it either! I do know that personally, I have read several other McKee books/commentaries and I have found him to be scholarly, readable, studied and rather moderate as non-Jewish Messianics go. He has struck me as a very balanced voice that seeks foremost the truth, but tends to be very sensitive in how he expresses it to bring direction and healing without inflicting pain. Because the One Law topic tends to be very divided and inflammatory, this might be particularly interesting…
If you plan to join in, please note it in the comment section! I look forward to having you along and hope Ruth and James might involve some of their readership, as well. My copy is on the way!