Finding God Through Science

Once upon a time, an atheist was someone who simply didn't believe in God. And while those still exist, they've become increasingly drowned out by the "new atheists" and "anti-theists"--a breed that proselytizes as aggressively as any member of the Watchtower. Except where your average JW is nice and polite and easy to like, the …

Yeshua: The Living Torah

The following is an article that I originally wrote for HebrewRoot.com over ten years ago. Since I have recently received some inquiries about it and am no longer affiliated with HebrewRoot or its host ministry, I thought it best that I reproduce it here. I've cleaned up a few typos and made a few alterations …

Parashah Notes: B’resheit, aka How My Four-Year-Old Taught Me To Understand Genesis

One of the great joys of having children is watching them learn. Preschoolers in particular always seem to be asking questions: "Why? Why? Why?" My four-year-old son's favorite questions all start the same way, "How did God make ____ ?" He hasn't yet figured out the difference between the natural and the artificial, so the …

No Takei Gene (Sorry George)

Two distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University have released a lengthy, three-part report concluding that there's not sufficient evidence to prove homosexuals and transgenders are born in that condition – in other words, there is no "gay gene." "The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings – the idea …

“But everyone will be very, very surprised that he is of all people the Mashiach.”

First, thanks to John Kelly Sartwell for bringing this story to my attention. It's a very remarkable one, to say the least. As 15-year-old secular Israeli boy named Natan had a near death experience on Monday, September 28, 2015 and returned to life describing Biblical prophecies about the End of Days. In a video posted …

Replacement Theology by Any Other Name

There's a Golden Rule of scholarship: "Understand thy opponent's position as well as you would have him understand yours." Since I'm currently working on a book that deals with both Supersessionism (Replacement Theology) and Dispensationalism, I've been looking for books and articles on both to make sure that I present them fairly. Dispensationalism is easy. …

From HebrewRoot: Romans 10:4

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes. The word here translated “end” is telos, which means “goal,” not “termination of” (see 6:22).  In some cases this can imply an end, but it is not required by the word, and in this case cannot be Paul’s intent.  Why?  See 3:31—“Do …

From HebrewRoot: Mark 7:19 and Acts 10-11

As I state over in my article on Romans 14, I was once very cavalier about ignoring the kosher laws, even to the point of jokingly suggesting that the ultimate test of faith was the ultimate unkosher meal.  After all, weren’t the kosher commandments just a relic of a bygone age when the lack of …