Rosh Hashanah

L'Shanah Tova! Happy (Jewish) New Year! Yes, I'm late. Also, a bit lazy, so here's a repost to tide everyone over. As many of you already know, we are entering into the fall High Holy Days, comprised of the Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Just as the spring Feastdays celebrate the First Coming of …

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Spirit, Mind, Ideas and Psychology

To frame my thoughts on the full ramifications of Yeshua's sacrifice, I need to start by rambling philosophical on the nature of "spirit." If we don't understand what a "spirit" is or what we mean when we talk about a "spiritual realm," how can we understand what the Bible means when it uses spiritual terminology. …

Choose Your Own Afterlife

An old friend of mine posted a thought experiment recently: Basically, pick your afterlife ala a Choose Your Own Adventure scenario. He wanted people to choose what they most probably considered to be the truth from a number of options, one of which was, "People who exhibit sufficient good in life go to a heaven of some …

Shavuot, Torah, Spirit, and Unity (Revised)

Shavuot is a Feast that is de-emphasized in the traditional Jewish community (due to two thousand years of being forbidden to own farmland) and largely misunderstood in Christendom. Yet it is one of the three pilgrimage Feasts, in which all the men of Israel were commanded to present themselves before the Holy One. It turns […]