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A Good Eye or a Bad Eye? A Cryptic but Critical Idiom

A Good Eye or a Bad Eye? A Cryptic but Critical Idiom

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23) Over the years, these mysterious […]

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

A guide to more culturally authentic Bible study. Insights from Jesus’ Jewish, Eastern culture equip Christians to encounter the Scriptures more deeply. The book looks at big-picture ideas that are lost on modern Westerners, and points out some of the powerful claims that Jesus made in a very Jewish way. (Baker, 2018)

Podcast Interview on the "The Dust Cast"

Podcast Interview on the “The Dust Cast”

I was recently interviewed on a podcast called “The Dust Cast: Exploring the Ancient Hebraic Context of the Bible.” I had a great conversation with the host, Jason Mahler, about the current book I’m working on, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, as well as some questions from earlier books. We talked about the “two […]

5 Hebrew Words Bible Study: Reviews & Kindle version

5 Hebrew Words Bible Study: Reviews & Kindle version

A few months ago I shared my latest project, 5 Hebrew Words that Every Christian Should Know. It’s a bite-sized Bible study of five flavorful Hebrew words. It’s a little different than any study you’ve likely done before. Readers explore the breadth of each Hebrew word by examining it in various passages and by comparing […]

Those Spicy, Savory Hebrew Words

Those Spicy, Savory Hebrew Words

Have you noticed the latest food trend? Growing numbers of people are into artisanal foods. They love organic cheeses and heirloom vegetables, farmer’s markets and food co-ops. They want to eat slow food, not fast food. It takes more time and effort, but it’s worth it, they say. You know what? I’m into artisanal Bible […]

Sneak Preview of My Upcoming Ebook

Sneak Preview of My Upcoming Ebook

You haven’t heard much from me lately, and it’s because I’ve been putting the finishing touches on something new. It’s an ebook! This is my first venture in this new medium. It’s called… drumroll…   5 Hebrew Words that Every Christian Should Know A Bite-Sized Bible Study   This is an introductory word study of […]

Fear vs. Awe - Quote from Abraham Heschel

Fear vs. Awe – Quote from Abraham Heschel

Recently I posted an article called, “Does God Want Us to Fear Him?” It was about the fact that the Hebrew word that we translate as “fear,” also means “awe” and “reverence.” Just now I picked up Rabbi Abraham Heschel’s classic book God in Search of Man and read a magnificent quote from him on […]