From the Publisher, November 2012
During most of 2006, I served as a volunteer helper at The Messianic Times. Later in the same year, I was officially hired to become the newspaper’s Executive Director.
From the Publisher, September 2012
Jews—Keys to History
Jews always have been a people. During much of history, we have been in dispersion. How unusual and unlikely is our survival, against all odds.
There are essentially three elements of peoplehood—a land, language and religion.
From the Publisher, July 2012
For Us or Against Us?
It is a sorry thing to realize large Christian denominations are anti-Israel. Within our lifetimes, we have seen Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, Church of Christ and others become liberal in their theology regarding many social values.
Over the recent decades, internal leadership struggles have marginalized conservative doctrinal positions. This has also had an impact on official positions about Israel and its Palestinian problems.
From the Publisher, May 2012
For decades, we have endlessly heard of the conflict between the State of Israel and the made up people, known as Palestinians. Sometimes it seems like a knife fight taking place in a telephone booth.
The difficulty has always been characterized as geo- political conflict, occupational oppression and terrorist response. No one quite knows what to do, or how to come to a solution. This is an old problem based on nationalism.
From the Publisher, March 2012
Israel is the center. Geographically, it is the crossroads of three continents: Europe, Africa and Asia. Religiously, it has birthed Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Culturally, its core values and moral precepts undergird worldwide concepts of right and wrong. It is the timepiece of the past, present and future of mankind.
Yet, modern-day philosophers and pundits seldom seem conscious of this reality. Rather, as individuals, groups, tribes and nations, we assume a self- centeredness. To the extent the United States, during the last 100 years, has been elevated to political, military and economic primacy, it seems to have stimulated jealousy. This diminished the national pride of those who live elsewhere.
From the Publisher, January 2012
As a movement, the Messianic Body needs two arms, as it was designed to function. We require both congregational efforts as well as evangelistic heroes.
As a movement, the Messianic Body needs two arms, as it was designed to function. Our Messianic world includes great and noble congregational efforts. We also have evangelistic heroes, suffering Yeshua’s reproach in order to win souls. Both are fervent efforts, doing well.