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Denominations, by definition, will fail

While some may think the following thought is aimed primarily at my brothers in the church, I would offer that most Messianic and Hebrew roots believers have never left a denominational mindset…  Please read on. Jn 17:20-23 Neither pray I … Continue reading

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Transitioning from congregations to communities

I received a somewhat cryptic text yesterday morning from a dear friend and regular reader. It said, Bney thought on second exodus-last parsha in 6:26 says they left out in their ranks… not as a mish mosh…..  There was leadership … Continue reading

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Paradigm shift: BE the Kingdom v. TO the Kingdom

Recently, Al McCarn and I have been having a really good running conversation discussing some changing thoughts on the nature of the Millennial Kingdom.  As we continue to study and grow, we continue to re-evaluate the traditions we inherited from … Continue reading

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SC National Shabbat – My Thoughts by Dorothy Wilson

Originally posted on redshoooz:
I’ve had a few days to process the wonderful time I had at the inagural South Carolina National Shabbat gathering last week. I’ve been trying to think of ways to describe the experience and hope I…

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National Shabbat, ‘an idea whose time has come…’

Simply acknowledging the division in the Messianic (messy-antic?) world is not enough.  Neither are simple calls for unity.  Something must be done. Over the last year or so, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the discord in the Messianic … Continue reading

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Steps Toward Unity (and community…)

Recently, I have been distracted from regular posting by a couple books and a major page I am writing titled How to: Messianic.  (Watch for it…) Anyway, two items of interest have come across my vision in the last hour … Continue reading

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When division = growth…

Much has been said lately within the Messianic community of our need for unity and the need to learn to walk at peace with brothers who may not see eye to eye on non-essential issues.  We’ve written a couple times … Continue reading

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Sharing with Adat Shalom

One of the fellowships that we represented at the First B’ney Yosef National Congress in Ari’el, Israel, was Adat Shalom of Summerville, SC.  Yesterday we had the blessing of returning to their Shabbat service to give a report on the … Continue reading

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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot….

Perhaps the very warmest memory I have of our recent trip to Israel was the incredible peace and unity at the First B’ney Yosef Congress.  I really do not remember a single theological debate or discussion.  Surely, between 135 people, … Continue reading

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First B’ney Yosef (Sons of Joseph) National Congress Report

Following is an excellent report and overview of the B’ney Yosef Congress and what is continuing since from my good friend, Al McCarn!  Thank you, Al!! I wait with great expectancy to see what our Father does next.  Truly, those … Continue reading

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Tzitzits in a snap?

Here’s a quick/fun post…  The other day I used tzitzits as a case study for how we can learn to keep commands and allow others to interpret commands for themselves within the lines Abba has given us. A friend sent … Continue reading

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Learning to color within the lines….

We were eating lunch in the ‘upper room’ overlooking the Temple Mount and the Kotel (Western Wall).  Technically, it was the meeting room over The Quarter Restaurant, but ‘upper room’ had a more interesting ring to it considering we were … Continue reading

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Pre-Congress Continues…

The Congress does not even begin until Monday evening, but the general consensus is that we have already accomplished more than we dared hope for in this first meeting,  We acknowledge that the Messianic movement has been plagued by individualism, … Continue reading

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Hanoch Young Speaking in Greenville, SC, April 28th.

Prophetically  it is clear that God is not done with the Jewish people. Ultimately, God will unite ‘all’ of those who are HIS. Hanoch Young an Orthodox Jew is a man who appreciates this aspect of God’s redemptive work and … Continue reading

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‘Unity’ does not mean ‘Homogenous’

We have the luxury of having milk goats and therefore, fresh milk.  One of the interesting things about fresh milk is that the cream rises to the top.  Most know this, however, the dairy industry has virtually erased the examples … Continue reading

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