Context is King!

  Over years of Bible studies by Kay Arthur, I’ve had that phrase drummed into my brain. CONTEXT IS KING! And it’s true. However, sometimes we have to dig deep to find that context. For example: the book of First...

The Secret Sin

This week’s Torah portion starts Leviticus. <sigh> I always get bogged down right here, but I’ve asked the Lord to help me learn something new and applicable in every Torah portion. Exodus finished with the Tabernacle being finished and God’s...

Do Something!

  All the emotions stirred up by the news of the last few weeks just spilled over. I commented on a Facebook share of an article comparing the US’s barring the entrance of European Jews in the 1930s to the...

Parashah 15 – BO

As part of my desire and (sometimes) practice to observe Shabbat, I’ve been reading the Torah Portions along with some trustworthy commentaries throughout the week and meditating on what I’ve learned on Shabbat. Parashah (Hebrew for “portion”) is a portion...

If We Confess Our Sins

I confessed my sins last night. At a local Messianic congregation, I joined a hundred other people as we confessed our sins together in the Yom Kippur liturgy. That isn’t something Christians do very often—if ever. Especially not evangelicals. The...