Response to Peter Goodgame – Part 3: Was Yeshua a Lawbreaker?

For the most part, I don't find a lot to comment on in the second section of Peter's article, though I do like a couple of his comments enough to want to lead off by repeating them: After the beatitudes when Jesus describes those who will be the most blessed by the arrival of the …

Response to Peter Goodgame – Part 2: The Kingdom of Heaven

Some time ago, I answered a post by Peter Goodgame on whether those under the New Covenant are supposed to keep the Torah. Well, that was part 1 of a series by Peter, and I never got around to checking back to see if another part had come out. Now that things are settling down …

Israel as a Divine Council, Part 2: Sons of God

The book of Genesis contains three very rare instances of the Eternal One speaking of taking an action, but doing so with a plural. In the first, on the sixth day, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Lest anyone think that someone other than God himself actually …

Israel as a Divine Council, Part 1: Introduction

The degree to which the Bible interacts with the mythologies of Israel’s neighbors is a fact that is all-too-often better known and understood by its critics than by its believers. Jews and Christians often find themselves confronted with claims by atheists and neo-pagans alike that the ancient Jews simply stole from the legends of the …

Announcing the Creation of Reforging the Menorah Ministries

It has been so long since I actually posted that it looks like WordPress has completely changed around the interface in my absence. That's sad. Okay, I could make another excuse about my kids--I do have a new baby that I've been playing with, after all. But I've not actually been idle all this time. …

Can Women Minister? – Introduction

Recently, Derek Gilbert brought a controversy to his PID Radio forum on Facebook that has been raised several times: What is the proper role of women in the Ekklesia? He linked to an article by Tony Jones called, “It’s Time For a Schism Regarding Women in the Church," in which Jones makes the following assertion: …

Yes, Paul does teach that followers of Christ remain under the authority of the Law of Moses

Sometimes, it takes a bit of a challenge to draw me out of my current shell. For those of you who aren't up on my personal life, I've got another Bugg in the oven (a girl this time) and between getting ready for her arrival and three out of four of my computers being down, …