Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marriage and Adoption II – Marriage

The second metaphor for the believer’s relationship with God is marriage. St. Paul exhorted the believers: “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from … Continue reading

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Marriage and Adoption

To take a theological tangent off of yesterday‘s theme, it’s worth comparing two dominant metaphors of our relationship with Christ: adoption and marriage, or betrothal. Today I’ll focus on the first of these.  “Now I say that the heir, as long as … Continue reading

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Family and People

I have recently enjoyed Philip Rosenbaum’s book, The Promise, on the commandment to honor one’s parents. To summarize briefly (since I recommend reading the book!), Rosenbaum argues that, as per Ephesians 6:2-3 (“Honor  your father and mother, which is the first commandment … Continue reading

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David Moss on Jewish Identity

Keeping it short today – in this interview (albeit it’s as old as 2002), David Moss, head of the Association of Hebrew Catholics, offers a good description of the “Jewish problem” in the church: “The problem of Jewish identity may briefly … Continue reading

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Land of the Book

When I happen to tell new acquaintances that I have to keep my Christianity a secret from some family members, they are confused. Are these family members observant, religious Jews? No. Then why would they care that I changed religions? From … Continue reading

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Peoplehood II

Every Christian people over the course of history brought its own style of music, iconography, church etiquette, and holiday traditions into Christian worship. Each people in this way gives of what it has to God, and expresses itself; but beyond that, each people … Continue reading

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Peoplehood I

My grandfather – whose 90th birthday, in relatively good health and clear mind, I just had the pleasure of celebrating with our entire family in Israel – is an old-school Soviet Jew. That means he cares little about the Jewish … Continue reading

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