Titles from Tikkun Global

The Triumph Of Early Christianity

I recently finished reading a book by Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity, How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement became the Dominant Religious Force in a Few Centuries.  There are important sections with useful information for us all. I first became acquainted with Rodney Stark in 1968 when I was taking the Sociology of Religion at Wheaton…. Read more »

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The Ladder of Gospel and Law

The relationship between the Gospel message and Jewish tradition can be described simply by imagining a ladder with four rungs or priorities: Salvation by Grace Moral Law Ritual Law Religious Tradition Salvation by Grace Yeshua (Jesus) took our punishment on the cross and then rose from the dead to provide eternal life. That message is… Read more »

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Can God Appear in Human Form?

I recently read an article in an Orthodox Jewish magazine, called “The Problem of Anthropomorphism.”  This word has a Greek root, taken from words used in the New Covenant as well.  Anthropos is human or man.  Morph is form. So, the word literally means “in the form of a man.” The question is a theological… Read more »

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Lessons from the Plague of Frogs

The second plague is the plague of frogs. The text has already told us that Pharaoh’s court magicians had been able to track both Aharon’s staff turning into a serpent – although his serpent ate all theirs – and turning water into blood. By duplicating HaShem’s miracles they were saying, “Hey, this isn’t such a… Read more »

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Michael Polyani the Great Scientist Philosopher

I am at a stage in life where I am motivated to read books that have been in my bookcases for years but have not yet been read.  One of those books is by Michael Polanyi, one of the greatest scientists in the last generation (physical chemistry) who branched off into philosophy and art.  His 1958 book, Personal… Read more »

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Israel forging ahead of the world in vaccination rate, as Netanyahu campaigns

Israel has set a breakneck record in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, inoculating some 1.5 million of its 9 million citizens in just over two weeks.  That is about 15 percent of the population and not even considering that some 4 million school children are not eligible for the vaccine which has only been tested for… Read more »

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