Category Archives: Evangelicals

Red heifers and red herrings

Many years ago Rachmiel Frydland (an outstanding Polish-born Messianic Jew and survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto) once told me in Yiddish: “If we give the rabbis the right to define who is a Jew, then we will also be giving them the right to define who is the Messiah.” His pearl of wisdom has remained […]

Spices, salt and stones – apostolic foundations and the Jewish people

  Jewish spice – a little dab’ll do ya Some people look upon the subject of Hebrew roots as a marketing strategy. Others truly are interested in the Jewish perspective on the Gospels. More than a handful see it as akin to a food additive – a ‘hamburger helper’ which will spice up a bland […]

Hansel, Gretel and Cohen

A long time ago, in a German forest very far away, lived a brother, Hansel and a sister, Gretel. Their wicked stepmother decided that there was not enough food to go around, and so she forced her hen-pecked husband into abandoning the two children in the heart of a black forest. Hansel was quick on […]

Cross-dressing – the One New Man and the Bride of Messiah

In these days of Political Correctness, ancient paths have been abandoned for the confusion of rocky roads. Identity theft has absconded with biblically rooted gender roles, and the distinctive callings of men and women have morphed into muddled manifestations of sexuality and relationship. Fuzzy perceptions about the callings of men and women often accompany fuzzy […]

Bringing it all back home

On March 22, 1965 Columbia Records released Bob Dylan’s Bringing it all back home, his first folk-rock synthesis to hit the market. Classics included “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Maggie’s Farm,” Mister Tambourine Man” and “It’s all over now Baby Blue.” Described as “the most influential album of its era,” it was ranked #31 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list […]

Dividing the Jewish pie into three pieces

Over the past 150 years some Protestant (and later Catholic) circles have focused a spotlight on the ‘fourfold gospel’ or the ‘full gospel.’ Born out of the Holiness and Nazarene movements, these groups include the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Assemblies of God, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and other Pentecostal groups. In […]

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