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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The Most Important Questions

Sometimes we try to convince people of the way of the Gospel by showing them that those who live according to the Bible live the most fulfilling lives.  I think this is true.  I believe that sociological studies that would follow people over a long period of time would find this to be definitely true.  However, the standard… Read more »

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Should We Indoctrinate our Children?

The way this question is phrased already assumes the answer ‘no’ – that we should not – because indoctrination is a negative word today.  One young adult objected to teaching our children biblical perspectives because this was indoctrination.  Rather we should ask, should we disciple our children?  And of course, my answer is certainly, for… Read more »

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Discipline: The Proof of Love

Some years ago, I came into contact with some people that are connected to a very famous European church. One of these folks expressed distress that many of the young adults were living together out of wedlock, and others were having sexual relations without the commitment of marriage. Because they had attended my leadership seminar,… Read more »

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Where Am I on the Presidential Election Controversy

Some of my Facebook friends have made it clear that they believe that there was massive voter fraud in the last election and but for that fraud, President Trump would have won.  Others of my friends, even those who voted for Trump, think that the whole voter fraud claim is foolish and will get nowhere. … Read more »

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Approaching Rabbinic Tradition

Controversy over Rabbinic Tradition Some years ago an intense controversy was ignited in the Messianic Jewish community here in Israel. An Israeli leader in the Messianic community who is supportive of Rabbinic Judaism, sent an invitation to fellow leaders to come together to discuss our relationship to Jewish rabbinic traditions. Another leader replied to all… Read more »

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A Call for a Dialogue

The leader of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is seeking to mobilize the members of his churches to vote for the Democrat candidates for the Senate in Georgia.   Meanwhile, the other Evangelicals in Georgia are mobilizing to support the Republicans.  Two seats are up for grabs and will determine whether the Senate is Republican… Read more »

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The Corruption of Usury

The Bible and the Financial Crisis in America Twelve years ago we had the terrible news in the American financial markets that led to the world financial crisis of 2008-2010. The financial crisis in the U.S. was so deeply rooted in the international banking system that it affected the whole world! Many suspect that a… Read more »

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Thoughts on Prophetic Ministry – a Plea for Humility

I have been connected to the ministry of prophecy for some 45 years. For me it started with ministering to troubled people in Chicago – when I would get a strong sense of how to proceed and sometimes had information that surprised the person being ministered to.  However, I had not yet witnessed the type… Read more »

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A New Covenant Siddur/ A Yeshua-Centered Messianic Jewish Worship Book

In 1990 I was wrestling with a question.  Are the traditional Jewish prayer books, the Siddur and the Machzor, for the annual Holy Days, adequate for the worship expression of Messianic Jewish congregations?   I understood that these prayer books were based on Scripture and quote much of Scripture in the prayers.  The theology is mostly correct, but from… Read more »

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