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Rainy Day Musings

Sitting here on this rainy Sunday afternoon, I’ve been talking to the Lord about the state of the church. You see the more I learn about our Jewish roots, the more my heart breaks for those of us who call ourselves followers of Christ. I hear a lot of talk in churches about getting back […]

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Solomon in the Sermon on the Mount

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Did you know that discipleship is exactly that? Imitation. Imitation of everything your teacher says and does. In Judaism, disciples study the words of their rabbi. They memorize his teachings and his interpretation of the Torah, and then implement these into their lives. Recently, a […]

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Yogurt for Christians

Walking with the Lord without knowledge of Jewish understanding is like eating yogurt with fruit on the bottom and never mixing it up. The unflavored yogurt on top is good for you, but we sometimes have a hard time eating it without wondering what anyone sees in it. Over time we develop a taste for […]

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Am I a Pharisaical Legalist?

The other day I responded to a post someone placed on Facebook. It claimed that the Hebrew Roots Movement was legalism and modern day Pharisees. Now I have a lot of disagreements with the Hebrew Roots Movement, but following Torah is not one of them. After my response, I was told, “You are not Jewish […]

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What Makes Jesus Jewish?

What makes a Jew a Jew?  In other words, what is it that distinguishes the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from all other peoples of the world?  It is their covenantal relationship with the King of the Universe, the Creator of all things. I recently read “The Jewishness of Jesus: Relevant or Essential?”[1].  And […]

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Are We Really Peculiar People?

As followers of Jesus, do we look different from the people of the world?  Does our lifestyle clearly say that we are a peculiar people[1]?  Or when the world looks at us, do they see nothing that says we belong to the King of the Universe?  Sadly, I believe the latter is often true.   God […]

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Did Jesus Rescue Us from God?

What many non-Jewish Christians don’t get is that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Oh, we say we get it, we say we believe it, but do we really?  When it comes to a discussion of Torah, our words often reveal something entirely different – and we don’t even realize it. Because we […]

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