Torah Thoughts for Toldot

Genesis 26:18 And Yitz’khak re-dug the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Avraham his father This is one phrase from the verse “And Yitz’khak re-dug the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Avraham his father, [which] the Philistines had stopped up after the death of… Read more »

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Torah Commentary for Khayei Sarah

Genesis 24:21 And the man was astonished at her, keeping silent to know if the L-rd had made his journey successful or not. This narrative verse comes in the middle of the scene at the well in “Aram-naharaim, the city of Nahor” (B’resheet 24:10, NJPS). Avraham’s servant has come back to the place where his… Read more »

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What’s In an Idea?

In the book Renovation of the Heart, Dallas Willard talks about the power of ideas and images. By an idea he means a model of, or assumption about, reality. Ideas are everywhere; they underpin a society’s beliefs and are historically developed and shared. They are the habitual ways we think about and interpret things; they… Read more »

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What Makes Good Evangelism?

A report recently released by the Barna Group about the way non-believers view conversations about faith is both encouraging and disappointing. It is encouraging because it shows that many non-believers do want to have conversations about faith. It is disappointing because it shows that most believers simply don’t have what it takes to hold those… Read more »

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Giving – From Debt

This is the second of short series on giving that was triggered by an article originally written by Asher Intrater in 2003: Giving – A Highly Effective Ministry.  The first article looked at the motives for giving; this article considers the question of giving from a place of debt. Donors with Debt I have been… Read more »

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Giving – What Is Your Motive?

This is the first in a short series of articles about giving, started by an old article written by Asher Intrater, which you can read here. In this article we are going to consider the motive with which people give. Having been in Messianic Jewish and church groups for over twenty years, I have lost… Read more »

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