Tag Archives: theology

Traveling home today

The Congress is over and I am still processing the magnitude of the events I have seen and experienced in the last three weeks.  I will be writing a lot once I get my feet back on the ground and … Continue reading

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Puzzling Theology

I love jigsaw puzzles.  There is something both compelling and satisfying in assembling the pieces of a puzzle and watching a picture slowly emerge. A few days ago a co-worker brought a puzzle to work and many in the office … Continue reading

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Farmers, skinny cows and dream interpretation

This week at Sukkot, Frank Houtz taught a series that included a segment about dream interpretation in Scripture.  One particular part tickled me….  (and, is a great lesson in hermeneutics.) Generally, Christendom defends eating whatever they want, clean or unclean, … Continue reading

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“all flesh”…. (Does that include errant theologians?)

While reading a post over at OMJ a couple days ago, a paragraph jumped out at me with its particular focus on the phrase “all flesh,” taken from Isaiah 66:23. The paragraph that grabbed my attention: Christians teach that the … Continue reading

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Stronger faith = less obediece? Say, what?!?

In an online conversation a while back, a seminary educated (seemingly intelligent) individual, referring to Acts 21:20 said, “In the case of Acts 21 it was weaker brothers who were zealous for the Law.” That statement stuck in my craw … Continue reading

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Guest post: Analogy of Father and Son with pic

I frequent a Messianic fellowship board that is something of a Facebook for Torah Observant believers in Yeshua.  Besides the fun conversations, there is much sharing of insight and Scriptural truth.  In the wake of a discussion about the Hebraic … Continue reading

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Distinct? Or, United? (God in a box.)

In a recent online conversation, several Christian pastors were trying to force me to subscribe to their particular understanding of the nature of Yeshua and how they believe the Godhead fits together.  Predictably, because I didn’t use or agree with … Continue reading

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Was Jesus on Mt. Sinai? Does it matter?

Here is an interesting question that reveals a theological/doctrinal conundrum for most of Christendom. Was Jesus on Mt. Sinai?

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Aspartame vs. Honey

A number of months ago, I began using honey in my morning coffee instead of refined sugar.  In fact, because we have bees, my wife began substituting honey in a number of places in our family’s diet. Well, late last … Continue reading

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10 Paradigm-shifting Old Testament Verses

A few days ago I published a piece titled ‘10 Paradigm-shifting New Testament Verses.’  It was a piece that generated more discussion than anything I have published to date on this blog.   Great discussion thread!! Good! Discussion and thinking are … Continue reading

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In the Beginning was The Word!

Where exactly did John get this idea? A.)  Stroke of literary genius? B.) Inspiration of the Holy Spirit? C.)  Rabbinic thought of his day? Most, especially in Christendom, will be shocked to hear that the answer is not A.  His … Continue reading

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Comics can say what nobody else is allowed to say…

And this, at a White House Press Dinner….

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He Judges By…. Smell?!?

Seriously!!  One attribute of the Mashiach is that He judges by smell! (This promises to be an interesting and unconventional post that will pull some odd things together…  ) After the midrash at this week’s Shabbat (parsha, Toldot), a bunch … Continue reading

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The 3 signs of apostasy, and how to deal with doubt in your life

Following post reblogged.  Excellent!!  HIGHLY recommended for all to read!! ___________________________________ Are there signs in a person’s life that they are headed towards apostasy, loss of faith? What can a person dealing with doubt do to renew faith and grow … Continue reading

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The Divine Messiah in Judaism!

I just LOVE Rabbi Itzhak Shapira’s teachings!  Much depth and passion.  Pray for him that our Father use him to open eyes of those seeking Messiah!

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