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In my last post, we learned about Adonai Commands Tziyon to Wake Up in Yesha’yahu 52:1-12. In this post, we will begin to examine one of my favorite – if not my most favorite – passages in the Tanakh: The Suffering Servant in Yesha’yahu 52:13-53:12. In this mini-series, I am going to present this passage a […]
Today’s Daf Yomi page, Berakhot 47, asks a big, tough question: Exactly what does a Jew need to know and do in order to be considered anything but an Am Ha’aretz, or an ignoramus? The rabbis, of course, each offer wildly divergent answers, and to address this thorny conundrum we invited Stephanie Butnick and Mark Oppenheimer, co-hosts of Tablet’s popular…
“If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.” –Robert Jastrow, agnostic astronomer, author of God and the Astronomers, former head of Goddard Space Center at NASA “An […]
Over the new year, I had an interesting, though at times bizarre, interaction with a well-known church leader in Australia (such are the wonders of the internet). This person had posted a graphic/meme similar to the one here as a light-hearted New Year’s resolution, and I added the comment: —Tell people they are sinners who…
In reality, the LORD is the unseen author of any genuine human achievement of lasting value.
The Lord contsantly encourages us in His Word that we should obey His voice.
Every year there is a big Pastor’s conference where pastors and church leaders who believe in faithful expository preaching and the Biblical Gospel meet in Southern California call the Shepherd’s Conference. It will be on March 4-6. I have been blessed in the past by the fellowship, preaching and good food in this conference in […]
Am I ready to be bold and have confidence when I approach Jesus in prayer? Jesus is my great high priest. Jesus is on His throne. Jesus is not only priest, but Jesus is King of God’s country. Now that is worth a shout out! We can be confident, courageous, and of good cheer because […]
via “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the MASTER will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared” ~King Solomon — Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts
There’s an awful lot of preaching to the choir in social justice spaces.You host events to increase awareness, express solidarity, and organize allies, and the people who show up are those who are already educated, active and engaged. You look around the room and realize that the people who really need to hear this, the…