Social Justice And Post Election Reflections

Sometimes the debates among followers of Yeshua on the political civil sphere produce a lot of smoke and little light.  I often sense that people do not really engage with the other. Maybe social media is a terrible place for …

The Triumph Of Early Christianity

I recently finished reading a book by Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity, How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement became the Dominant Religious Force in a Few Centuries.  There are important sections with useful information for us all. I first …

The Biblical Pattern for Social Transformation

My Facebook Friends are divided between supporters of Donald Trump and those who did not support him.  Generally, the numbers seem to track with the Evangelical world since most Messianic Jews and Evangelicals supported him, but a significant minority did …

The Most Important Questions

Sometimes we try to convince people of the way of the Gospel by showing them that those who live according to the Bible live the most fulfilling lives.  I think this is true.  I believe that sociological studies that would …

Should We Indoctrinate our Children?

The way this question is phrased is already assuming that we should not because indoctrination is a negative word today.  One young adult objected to teaching our children biblical perspectives as indoctrination.  Rather we should ask, should we disciple our …

Christian Social Justice Movements

I have had dialogue with many due to the election controversy on the larger issue of how much a priority we should make of seeking justice in the society. I wanted to make a few comments on this. First of …

The Gospel and Hate Speech 

I believe that we will soon see the more radical left attacked churches and religious institutions as purveyors of hate or at least hate speech.  Already former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke called for removing the 501C3 non-profit status of all …