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 […]
Some of my readers have written some amazing discussion questions for groups they are leading. Do you mind sharing? You’re welcome to send me a copy or a link (tverberg *at* ourrabbijesus.com) if you’ve put them online. (Just to remind you, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus has a study guide that is free […]
I’m excited to share the news – my book, Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, 2012) is now available in Dutch! If you want to download a free pdf preview of Wandelen in het Stof van Rabbi Jezus, use this link. You can order the book at this link. The Dutch publisher, Uitgeverij […]
The idea that emotions are irrational and unnatural arose from Greco-Roman philosophy and has influenced Western theology for thousands of years, giving rise to the idea that God is “impassible,” emotionless. Many of our problems with God come from this unbiblical idea.
For all those of you who are reading Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, below is a clickable guide to the recommended resources for the book. (Books not on this site will link to Amazon or the author’s site.) Bailey, Kenneth E. Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes (Combined edition) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, […]
Here are some review highlights for Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus from various blogs. I’ve just shared an excerpt – use the link to read the rest. Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts “…makes me hunger to dig deeper in the meaning of the Word.” From “Best Books Review” at aholyexperience.com (I’m […]
[An excerpt from Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, 2012)] My keys clattered onto the countertop, a relieved sigh escaping from my lips as I slipped off my Sunday coat. The morning had been filled with small irritations: the coffee I splattered on my new sweater, the nosy prayer chain coordinator who grilled […]
Hebrew has a word for life-long love that is richer and deeper than English has ever conceived of—hesed (HEH-sed). Based in a covenantal relationship, hesed is a steadfast, rock-solid faithfulness that endures to eternity: “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love (hesed) for you will not be shaken” […]
The words of Genesis 1 express a profound paradox: Though we’re as insignificant as dust, we reflect the glory of God himself.
On a bus in Jerusalem, I encountered the passionate Middle Eastern attitude that colored Jesus’ parables and his attitude toward prayer.
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 […]
For thousands of years, Jewish parents have taught their children the words of the Shema as soon as they could speak. Like most Christians I had never heard of it, but it to Jesus it was God’s greatest commandment.