The Witness of the Jews to God

Israel was chosen by God in order to reveal himself to the world and to be a blessing to the nations. Because God chose to accomplish these tasks through Israel, God made a covenant with Israel about the land that it would dwell in. These are the uncontroversial teachings of the Hebrew Bible. What hasContinue reading “The Witness of the Jews to God”

Some Thoughts on “Dabru Emet”

Dabru Emet (“Speak the Truth”) is a statement by more than 170 Jewish scholars issued in September 2000. It reflects upon potential points of contact between Jews and Christians. You can read the full document here: First Things Magazine – Dabru Emet Having now read through Dabru Emet I find myself in general agreement withContinue reading “Some Thoughts on “Dabru Emet””

“To Heal a Fractured World” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – A Review

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes that “the twenty-first century confronts humanity with challenges and scope that seem to defy solution.”[1] (264) A brief perusal of any national newspaper will quickly verify the truth of this claim: regional conflict has kept millions of Yemenis in a state of famine, migrant children suffer atrocities in American detention centers,Continue reading ““To Heal a Fractured World” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks – A Review”

Thoughts About 2017’s Jewish Philosophical Theology Workshop in Jerusalem

As I mentioned before on this blog, I recently spent some time in Jerusalem for a Jewish philosophical theology workshop. In light of my time there, I decided to write a few blog posts for Fuller Seminary’s Analytic Theology Blog.  Below you will find the links to various blogs, including a blog where I interactContinue reading “Thoughts About 2017’s Jewish Philosophical Theology Workshop in Jerusalem”

The Herzl Institute – Young Scholars Workshop

Today I got word that I was accepted to be a participant at the Herzel Institute (Jerusalem) Young Scholar’s Workshop and Conference on Revelation at Mt. Sinai: It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you that we are able to offer you a place at our Young Scholars Workshop which willContinue reading “The Herzl Institute – Young Scholars Workshop”

Called or Converted? (Pt. 2)

A short while ago I began to address the question whether Paul was called or converted. It’s a question that has preoccupied a lot of scholars – especially in our post-holocaust world. It seems to many (including E.P. Sanders) that if you say that Paul converted away from Judaism and towards Christianity you are beingContinue reading “Called or Converted? (Pt. 2)”

Book Review – From Jesus to the Church by Craig Evans

Craig Evans was my first ever professor at Fuller Seminary – he was teaching a summer course on the gospels. That was my first ever exposure to historical Jesus studies, and I have been hooked ever since. So when I was presented with an opportunity to review Evans’ book From Jesus to the Church: TheContinue reading “Book Review – From Jesus to the Church by Craig Evans”

This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (October 12th)

Every time I get paid I buy a couple of books. Right now I am buying as many books as I can read in a two week span because I know that once I get married my book budget is really going to shrink. Anyway, this pay period I bought three books. I think myContinue reading “This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (October 12th)”