Self Definition and Justice

We are witnessing a perfect storm of moral and social destruction in the West.  Combinations of philosophies that have gained control over the culture forming institutions in society (media, entertainment, and education) now combine post-modern relativistic philosophy and neo-Marxist analysis to destroy the historic consensus of morals and ethics.  It is well to note the… Read more »

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Racism and Identity Politics

Four new members of Congress are radically on the left. Most have heard of Ilan Omer, who spoke with anti-Semitic tropes that offended many mainstream American Jewish leaders. In Israel, the statements of the radical four have been noted as virulently anti-Israel. However, in this post, I want to speak about their effect on the… Read more »

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Elections Again, Oy!

We are now seeing an amazing and unprecedented situation in Israel. We just had full parliamentary (“Knesset”) elections on April 9, 2019. However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not able to form a coalition government and a working majority within the allotted time. New elections are set for September 2019! The sticking point was the… Read more »

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Observing July 4th in the United States

Never, I  think, have we seen such controversy in the United States surrounding the 4th of July, the date of the declaration of the independence of the United States when we recall the Declaration document itself. I celebrated the holiday this year in Chicago with dear old friends. They have a boat and we watched… Read more »

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Does God Judge Unbelievers?

A popular theology among Christians teachers says that God does not judge unbelievers. Since they do not know Yeshua and do not have the power of the Spirit, we should not expect them to be moral. This teaching is contrary to both the historic Christian consensus and the historic teaching of Judaism. Both have taught… Read more »

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What is Avigdor Lieberman Doing?

A former editor of the Jerusalem Post today confessed his puzzlement on what Avigdor Lieberman is doing.  As some of my readers know, Lieberman prevented Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government. For this, the Prime Minister vilified him as empowering the left and derided him for not supporting him to form a right wing government…. Read more »

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THOSE RARE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD

I have known three men who are with the Lord who were so filled with God that they seemed not of this world. The first was an elder of the congregation where I was saved, Larry Carroll. He was a spiritual father to me. In December 1964, he and the youth director of The Reformed… Read more »

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Why Is Discipleship So Difficult?

An overdue and healthy conversation has been taking place in America concerning the effectiveness of the western churches in making disciples. The debate intensified when Willow Creek Community Church Pastor, Bill Hybels admitted that his “seeker-friendly” congregation did not produce transformational change in the lives of its members.  That is, the members were not discipled…. Read more »

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The Danger of Jewish Roots Movements

Yes, you read that right. The title of this article is surprising. Isn’t the Messianic Jewish Movement a Jewish roots movement? Did I not write a book entitled Jewish Roots? Yes. Then why the title? It is because some Jewish roots movements are  spreading mistaken theology. These teachings are creating unnecessary dissension among believers in… Read more »

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The Replacement Theology Challenge Today

A dear friend works in a church connected to an apostolic leader who has published a book that argues for replacement theology. As most teachers who hold to this very wrong theology, he does not like to call his theology “replacement” but “fulfillment.” According to this view, the church is the ongoing meaning of Israel…. Read more »

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