RACISM AND IDENTITY POLITICS

Four new members of Congress are radically on the left. Most have heard of Ilan Omer, who spoke with anti-Semitic tropes that offended many mainstream American Jewish leaders. In Israel, the statements of the radical four have been noted as …

JULY 4 IN THE UNITED STATES

I don’t think we have ever seen such controversy in the United  States surrounding the 4 of July, the date of the declaration of the independence of the  United States when we recall the Declaration document itself.  I will be …

Does God Judge Unbelievers?

A popular theology among Christian teachers is that God does not judge unbelievers.  Since they do not know Yeshua and do not have the power of the Spirit, we should not expect them to be moral.  This teaching is contrary …

WHAT IS AVIGDOR LIEBERMAN UP TO?

A former editor of the Jerusalem Post today confessed his puzzlement on what Avigdor Lieberman is up to.  As some of my readers know, Lieberman prevented Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government. For this, the Prime Minister vilified him as …

SHAVUOT/PENTECOST

I write these words as the Feast of Shavuot, known as Pentecost in the Church world, is just ending.  It is the same Feast, the one emphasizing seven weeks after the First Fruits Feast of Passover week and the other …

I Am Not A Non-Jew

These words were spoken as a mild rebuke by a pastor friend some years ago. Since that time, I have not spoken of Christians from the nations as non-Jews. What was his point? He explained. “My identity is a positive …

Do We Want The Jews To Disappear?

I am burdened about the destiny of 100,000 to 200,000 Jews in the Churches of North America. Do they continue to maintain any serious Jewish identity and transmission of that identity to their children? Sometimes those in the Messianic Jewish …

The Quest for Jewish Authenticity

The two most noteworthy developments in the Kingdom of God over the last 50 years are evangelistic progress in the Southern Hemisphere and the emergence of the Messianic Jewish Congregational Movement.  By comparison with the growth of Christianity, the Messianic …

The Cave and the Shadows

What does Plato’s well known analogy on reality have to do with the Church and Messianic Judaism? Plato described life in a cave with its dim lights and shadows as an analogy for those who live in the world of …