Sukkot | Tabernacles

The sabbath rest of the first day of Sukkot/Tabernacles is now coming to an end.  We now celebrate the next six days as well but not as sabbath day rest days until the 8th day of rest, Shmini Atzeret.  Messianic …

The Cults of Human Rights

The fountainhead, the roots of all human rights progress in the West can be traced to biblical influence.  Only nations that have these biblical roots have embraced the quest for human rights and outside of this influence, it is unknown.  …

Paul David Yonggi Cho and our Marriage

I recently got a message that Paul David Yonggi Cho, the former pastor of the World’s largest church died.  In 1986 I was part of a committee of leaders that sponsored a church growth conference with Dr. Cho.   Several …

A Patriots History of the United States

I wrote an article on my official page on Howard Zinn’s two histories of the United States, one the extensive one and one for high schools.  My daughter read these and alerted me to the fact that Zinn’s text was …

Rosh HaShana | Yom Teruah

I am sitting in my study.  This morning during devotions, I was reflecting on Rosh Hoshana. Once again, this year is not the normal Rosh Hoshana where were we go to services, sing liturgy and hear the sound of the shofar.  …

The Call to Paid Congregational Leadership 

When I was sixteen years old, I remember a camp speaker who testified of his own calling that the words of the Paul the apostle, whom we call Rav. Shaul, applied to him, “Woe is me if I preach not the Gospel.” 

Afghanistan, Nation Building and Strategic Leadership

Watching the debacle in Afghanistan has been very depressing to say the least.  As former British P. M. Tony Blair recently said, this was incredibly stupid decision.  He used the term imbecilic.   When Donald Trump came up with the idea of withdrawal, I was strongly against his position and spoke against it.  When Joe Biden carried out the withdrawal, it was so poorly done that it left most of the world astonished.