Does the Old Testament Matter in 2020?
As I was perusing Twitter this afternoon, I came across a strange thing. I saw two videos, just one tweet apart, in which two mainstream, respected, and successful Christian teachers were discussing the relevance of the Old Testament (OT) to modern Christians. What made it strange was that the two teachers, Andy Stanley and Priscilla […]
In Defense of Aaron Rodgers
In a recent interview with Danica Patrick, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers discussed his Christian upbringing and how he began to question his faith. The interview has generated some controversy and negative comments including from Rodgers’ own family and has raised concern in the Christian media, as well, such as here and here. […]
Is the Torah For All Nations?
A common claim I hear when engaging with my Torahist friends is the idea that the Torah is for the entire world. There’s a sense in which this is a true statement. But there’s another sense in which this claim is misleading and opens the door for misinterpretation, if not outright heresy. For example, my […]
Isaiah 53: The Forbidden Chapter
Often called the “Forbidden Chapter,” Isaiah 53 is a significant source of controversy. Not just between Judaism and Christianity, but even within Judaism itself. Up until Christ came, the Jewish sages and rabbis roundly agreed that Isaiah 53 was a prophecy about the Messiah. But once the Christian Gospel started to spread, this chapter in […]
The Mind Renewed
I had a delightful conversation with Dr. Julian Charles of The Mind Renewed podcast, out of the UK. We discussed theology, doctrine, Torahism, heresy, history, and more. You can listen at the link below. Or look for it on your favorite podcast channel. And check out his other episodes, too. Great stuff!
Is “Homosexual” New to The Bible?
Before reading this article please make sure to review my LGBTQ+ Sensitivity Statement. A friend of mine posted a link to a very interesting article at Forge Online called, “Has ‘Homosexual’ Always Been In the Bible?” It’s a well-written piece by Ed Oxford, a graduate of Talbot School of Theology, who is part of a […]
To Be Earned
I fondly remember when my oldest daughter Sami was a toddler and just starting to read. She would sit in my lap with a book, open it up to a random page and point to a word. I would ask her, “What does that word say?” Her adorable little toddler finger would trace the writing […]
What Is Torahism?
With the release of my book, Torahism: Are Christians Required to Keep the Law of Moses?, the most common question I’ve heard is probably pretty obvious: What is Torahism? The full answer is covered in chapter three of the book, but I wanted to share the basics here. It all began with a series of […]