Category Archives: Theological Musings

My thoughts on different theological issues.

Christian Disputes Which Messianic Judaism Can Solve

A lot of Christians have kind of a “so what” attitude toward the Hebrew Roots movement and Messianic Judaism. This movement is perceived at times as superficial, unnecessary, etc. Many times Messianic Jews are pressured into conforming to standard Christian … Continue reading

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Over-Theologizing Sanctification

Sanctification – the process by which the believer grows to be more holy, more like Christ – is an important part of Christian doctrine. It doesn’t make it into the ordo salutis of Romans 8:30, though Rainbow argues (correctly, I … Continue reading

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A Messianic Theology of Missions

As often happens when I get bogged down with schoolwork, I have had little time to give attention to my blog. So I thought I’d share the fruits of last week’s labor with you all. This is my “theology of … Continue reading

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Fool Me Once, Shame On You…

The old saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you… fool me twice, shame on me.” Or as George W. Bush put it, “Fool me once… shame on you… fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” I have seen … Continue reading

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Partnering with God, part 2 – Defining True Religion

So a Protestant Christian says to this observant Jew… “Hey, that Talmud you love and cherish so much is a fifth century text. Scholars agree that most of the quotes don’t originate with the rabbis they are attributed to. The … Continue reading

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God’s Big Clock in the Sky

Sukkot is always a memorable time for me. It was immediately after Sukkot that I met my wife, many years ago. That same Sukkot I had a dream that I would receive a farm and animals. Within a year I … Continue reading

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“One Law” and the Fixation on Ritual Commandments

As I have discussed in previous posts, notably my review of D. T. Lancaster’s commentary on Galatians, First Fruits of Zion, a Messianic publishing house, has come under fire for embracing a position they call “Divine Invitation”. FFOZ now teaches … Continue reading

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Aren’t there any Christians at Westboro Baptist?

Westboro Baptist Church, of Topeka, KS, has made a name for itself as one of the most controversial churches in the country. A simple Google search for their website will lead you to godhatesfags.com, which pretty much sums up their … Continue reading

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“Arrogance” in Romans 11 and Attitudes toward Judaism

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember … Continue reading

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Hirsch and Hebrews – Yom Kippur’s Eternal Significance

Before the true idea of salvation can find entrance in the mind, the false idea must be eliminated. The message of spring must be preceded by the autumn trumpet; you must have taken to heart the Tishri reckoning if you … Continue reading

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