Tag Archives: Mark Kinzer

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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Why I am an Evangelical

Not everyone who reads my blog might know this, but I am an evangelical Christian. More specifically, I am a licensed pastor in an American Baptist church. I’m currently working toward ordination; I started this blog during a half-semester break … Continue reading

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Jew and Gentile – Blurring the Distinction

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz, in a lecture on intermarriage (one of many which are available online at Simple To Remember), recounted a conversation between two great Torah sages. The younger asked the older how Socialism had led so many Jews … Continue reading

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Our Founding Ideals and Why We Abandoned Them

This week I went up to Mars Hill Bible Church to see Toby Janicki present Vine of David’s Delitzsch Hebrew/English Gospels to a group of over 100 people. Mars Hill is quite an amazing place. It doesn’t have a sign. … Continue reading

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A Theology that Integrates the Whole Bible

A five-year-old article on Stuart Dauermann’s blog contains a review of Postmissionary Messianic Judaism, delivered┬áby Derek Leman at a meeting of the North American wing of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism. It contains a chapter-by-chapter summary of PMJ for … Continue reading

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What happens to people after they die?

With all the hype surrounding Rob Bell’s book on Hell and the torrent of Evangelical responses to it, I thought it would be beneficial to direct my readers to Mark Kinzer’s article “Final Destinies: Qualifications for Receiving an Eschatological Inheritance.” … Continue reading

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Is the church primarily a theological idea or a social construct?

The question, of course, is a false dichotomy. The church is both a theological idea and a social construct. But the former aspect has, in my experience, been emphasized to the detriment of the latter. Consider for example the many … Continue reading

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PMJ: Historical Factors to Guide and Inform Exegesis

We return to our review of Mark Kinzer’s Postmissionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People. In our last segment, we talked about irreducible ambiguity – the idea that many words, phrases, and pericopes in the Bible (and … Continue reading

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Postmissionary Messianic Judaism and Irreducible Ambiguity

A while back, I was sitting by a campfire with my friend and spiritual mentor. We were talking about the state of the variegated “Hebrew Roots” movement, and whether it is a viable entity or whether its serious internal disputes … Continue reading

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