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December 4, 2020
Why Bridge From Virtual to Actual Community?

This blog is part of a series of reflections on Jay Y. Kim’s necessary book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age.” Here at Interfaithfulness we talk about building bridges, with our mission statement, “Building Bridges Where History Builds Walls.” We build bridges to a  better tomorrow. But […]

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November 15, 2020
What is a Havurah?

We find a variety of definitions of the chavurah/havurah in  contemporary sources. See which definition appeals to you:  “Friendship circle; a group of people who come together and form an extended family. Bonds grow through regular meetings where members celebrate, socialize, and study together” (Jewish Outreach Institute);[1] “A small group of like-minded Jews who assemble […]

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November 9, 2020
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOUR CONGREGATION GETS EVICTED?

Your messianic congregation, or for others of you, your synagogue or church meets in rented facilities. All your stuff is stored there. Your people like the place.   Then comes COVID-19. Social distancing. Temporarily you’re meeting on-line. You tell yourself it’s “just until we can go back home,” that is, to your congregational home. Meanwhile, […]

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July 31, 2020
When the Bad News is God's News and the Good News is Fake News - Of Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsibilities (Part 3)

In previous blogs in this series I wrote of the nature and limits of prophetic gifting in our time, as contrasted with that which pertained in the Tanach (Older Testament). See here. I also wrote of the various kinds of false prophets in our day, those who are intentionally so and those who are unintentionally […]

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July 22, 2020
Some of My Best Friends Are False Prophets - Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsiblities (Part 2)

In my prior post, I mentioned that my major goal in this series of blogs is to challenge us all to give heed to an undoubtedly valid prophetic voice challenging all of us to realize that God’s will for us and our times may well contradict our most treasured spiritual values and expectations. After some […]

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July 20, 2020
Toward a Profitable View of Prophets - Of Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsiblities (Part 1)

Perhaps you have heard that there is something of a movement out there of zealous Rightist Christians and Messianic Jews claiming dreams, visions, and prophecies about our current political condition. Among these are those who claim to have predicted the rise of Donald Trump as well as those who claim divinely given insight into the […]

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July 17, 2020
Dear Rabby To The Rescue: Ten Ways to Make Your Zoom Bible Studies (and Services Too?) Better for EVERYONE!

Dear Rabby is the weekly advice column that comes with our Shabbat Home Discussion Guide, Shulchan Shelanu. In this recent letter, Rabby answers a letter about making on-line Zoom Bible Studies more effective. See if these suggestions work for you! And adapt them for use in your services too! Check this out! Dear Rabby, Down […]

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May 1, 2020
What Are Yeshua's People Supposed To Be Doing? - Part III (Maturing and Obeying)

Our gatherings, Consulates of the Kingdom, Embassies of the Age to Come, demonstrating and sharing life living between the Already and the Not Yet should never become static. This brings us to the third and fourth components of our six-part answer to our question about what we, as Yeshua's people, are supposed to be doing. […]

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April 27, 2020
What Are Yeshua's People Supposed To Be Doing - Part II: (Living Together Between the Already and The Not Yet)

This time of social distancing and sequestering is a time for questions: When will it be over?  How will it end?  Can we put this virus to sleep so it never wakes up? All sorts of questions. One of the questions which Yeshua’s people should be asking is “How can we do a better job […]

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April 24, 2020
What Are Yeshua's People Supposed To Be Doing?

When we gather together again in a post-Corona Virus world, we who claim to honor and serve Yeshua the Messiah will most certainly have a job to do. For now, as best we can, we are doing it virtually, but soon, please God, we will be our Kingdom job actually. This is true whether we […]

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