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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The Church’s Response to Israel’s Judgment

In the past twenty years I have travelled all over the world – to Europe: to Austria, Germany, Holland, Ireland and England; through the United States and to the Far East – for Toward Jerusalem Council II meetings. Toward Jerusalem Council II is an effort of Messianic Jewish leaders and Church leaders to see every… Read more »

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White Privilege and Black Challenges 

While staying at our hotel during the time we were teaching at the New Jerusalem Congregation outside Wheaton, Illinois, I happened to hear an interview where the black person being interviewed gave one of the better presentations of white privilege.  Unfortunately, I did not get his name.  I think it was on ABC on Saturday… Read more »

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Seven Mountains and the Accusation of Being too Political

Some of my friends have argued that Trump lost the election because Evangelicals idolized Trump too much, and God was not pleased.  It is said that they were too much into politics and not enough emphasizing the Gospel and revival.  I really cannot judge this conclusion.  I know this was not true of most of… Read more »

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For Whom to Vote

I hold to a position on the separation of Church and State that was very common until the Supreme Court decision against school prayer in 1962.  It was the consensus in the 19th century.  In that interpretation, the separation of Church and State meant that the two spheres were independent, and neither was to exercise any… Read more »

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Discipleship: Embracing The Most Foundational Commandments

To understand the most foundational commandments is the first and most important rung of the ladder of discipleship. Those Messianic Jews – and Gentiles who have joined them – who do not have an ambivalent attitude to commandments are poised on that rung – we know that we are a commanded people! We understand that… Read more »

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Revealing the Hearts of Many

I originally wrote this just a few days before flying to the United States.  Our trip was delayed and was to have taken place in mid-May but our flight was finally scheduled by El Al for Thursday night. As I was praying today, the words spoken about John the Baptist were given to me, “So… Read more »

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