A few months ago I wrote an article called, “Translation Debates – A Jewish View.” I noted that Christians often get into heated debates over translations. Many have sparred over the “KJV-only debate” and the inclusive language in the TNIV. Surprisingly, I’ve almost never heard this kind of discussion among Jews. The reason why is […]
The “Night of Watching” (Leil Shimurim – ley-EEL shi-mur-EEM) is the name of the night after the Passover feast, when God redeemed Israel by slaying the firstborn sons of Egypt (Exodus 12:42). In Jewish tradition, it is said that “just as God redeemed his people on this night, so he will one day redeem them […]
(As I was writing my latest book, Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, I found an endless amount of fascinating material that I just couldn’t include. This blog is the perfect place to share some of the extras. In coming months I’ll post more. See this link to read chapters 1-3 for free.) Walking […]
Some months ago, pastor-blogger Trevin Wax posted an article called “Urban Legends: The Preacher’s Edition.” There he lists several “urban legends” that he’s heard floating around lately in sermons. Like Internet rumors that people forward on ad infinitum, these preaching illustrations don’t have much grounding in fact. One potential fallacy on his list caught my […]
If you’d like to get involved in the conversation, below are links to others who are discussing my latest book, Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan) or have written reviews. If you’ve posted something on your blog, let me know (tverberg*at*ourrabbijesus*dot*com) and I’ll share the link here. Susan Parker, Parker’s Place: Susan is […]
I’m in the final stages of the next book, “Walking in the Way of Rabbi Jesus.”
A hilarious story about how to count your blessings and appreciate the situation you are in.
What happens when we obey Jesus’ command to love our enemies?
Dickson shares his fascinating story of how he, as a conservative Christian, started attending a study of the weekly Torah reading at a local Reform Jewish synagogue. He eloquently recounts how it expanded and deepened his faith. While he relates how it challenged him to rethink some of what he believed, he also looks at […]
An update from Israel, where I’ve been researching my next book.