Category Archives: Jewish-Christian Relations

The Serving and Served Messiah

I said in one of my posts on Friday that, today, I would write about my church’s Bible study.  We’re going through A Fragile Stone, Peter: Jesus’ Friend, with Michael Card. A point that Michael Card has made more than … Continue reading

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Early Judaic African Christianity

For my write-up today on The Cambridge History of Christianity: Origins to Constantine, I’ll quote what Maureen Tilley says about early African Christianity on page 386: “The Semitic roots of Punic religion raise the question of the origins of Christianity … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 9:8-11 and Judaism

For my write-up today on Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 2: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself, I will use as my fulcrum what the apostle Paul says in I Corinthians 9:8-11 (in the KJV): “Say I these … Continue reading

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4/24/2012 Links

I’ve been reading a lot of excellent posts these last few weeks.  Here, I want to share some of them with you (if you haven’t read them already). 1.  Messianic Jew Derek Leman talks about Rachel Held Evans’ controversial post, … Continue reading

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Stricter Abortion Law?; Eating a Limb; When Can a Gentile Keep the Torah?

I have three items for my write-up today on David Novak’s The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism. 1. In Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 57b, we find that abortion is prohibited for Gentile Noachides, to the point that the death penalty … Continue reading

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The Noachide Laws: Jewish/Gentile Relations and Idolatry

I started David Novak’s The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism.  Novak talks about the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple literature, rabbinic literature, medieval Jewish literature, and modern Jewish literature, in terms of their stances on the Gentiles and the moral … Continue reading

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Supersessionism; A More Ethical Acts 15:20

I started Brad Young’s Paul the Jewish Theologian.  I have two items: 1.  On page 3, Young quotes Abraham Joshua Heschel, who talks about Christian supersessionism: “The Christian message, which in its origins intended to be an affirmation and culmination … Continue reading

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Passover Links

I have some good links for Passover, from a variety of perspectives. 1.  Laura Baum is a Reform rabbi, who was a classmate of mine at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.  She has an excellent article at the Huffington Post … Continue reading

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Completing Marshall’s Jesus and the Religions of Man

I finished David Marshall’s Jesus and the Religions of Man.  I read the Appendix, which tackled the Crusades, Inquisitions, pogroms, and witch-hunts.  I won’t go into great detail about Marshall’s arguments in this section.  I wrote this post in response … Continue reading

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David Marshall: Is Christianity a Curse?

For my write-up today on David Marshall’s The Truth Behind the New Atheism, I’ll blog about Chapter 8, which responds to the charge that Christianity is a curse. 1.  On page 156, Marshall states: “Jesus said you will know a … Continue reading

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