Verses on Fashion
September 19, 2014

Here are a few verses from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament regarding clothing and fashion.

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Picture Telephone
June 2, 2014

It’s easy for a message to get lost in miscommunication, so how can we trust that the Bible is true and accurate?

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Evidence for God’s Existence
May 14, 2014

Check out an edition of our publication, ISSUES, “Jewish Atheism… and what God thinks about it“

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Eternal Life Hacking
July 25, 2013

Recently popular online is an octet of TEDTalks[1] on "life hacks." The etymology of this buzz phrase comes from computer programming, where a programmer takes a shortcut—a hack—to save time and energy regarding a specific problem or set of information. Effectiveness outweighs elegance. One of these eight videos, "The game that can give you 10…

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Come Meet the Author of Life
October 1, 2011
Topics: poetry, bible, music
Author: Michael O'Connor

  It was one of those quite unspectacular days That sneak up and catch you off guard The kind that you usually let slip away Like leaves blowing out of the yard I was taking my usual brisk morning walk Through fog you could cut with a knife Caught a sign in the window of…

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The Book Eli Just Couldn’t Put Down
January 18, 2011
Author: Matt Sieger

Movie Title: The Book of Eli Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Writers: Gary Whitta Primary Actors (stars): Dezel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson Date released: January 15, 2010 Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller MPAA rating: R Duration: 1h 58min Reviewer: Matt Sieger Review date: January 18, 2011 As Eli (Denzel Washington) listens to How Can…

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Jewish Humor… in the Bible?
March 26, 2009

God writes a lot of good comedy. It’s just that he has so many bad actors.”      —Garrison Keillor The purpose of the Bible is not to entertain, but to instruct and so its subtle humor serves a purpose—to show people what ought to be in comparison to what exists. Some examples of humor…

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Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews in America, 1880-2000
January 1, 2003

By Yaakov Ariel. Chapel Hill, NC; London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2000. x, 367 pages. Yaakov Ariel is an Israeli Jew currently teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is not a believer in Jesus. But his network of messianic Jewish contacts and several years’ research in missions archives…

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Bible Codes
July 1, 1998
Author: Rich Robinson

Does God’s word hold secret messages that have only recently been discovered?

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A Bible Prophecy Fulfilled That Takes No Codes to Discover
Topics: bible

Ezekiel the prophet lived 2,500 years ago. He predicted the destruction of the city of Tyre. It happened 17 years later. In chapter 26, he outlined the total destruction very specifically: Nebuchadnezzar would destroy Tyre. Many nations would come up against Tyre. The site would be leveled and the debris thrown into the sea. Fishermen…

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We’re Glad You Asked…
January 1, 1993

QUESTION: On several occasions I have tried to speak to my Jewish friend about the Bible and what God requires from us, but she says that she cannot base her life on the Bible. She claims it was authored by human beings, not God, and besides, it was written too long ago to be valid…

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Jewish Proverbs
June 1, 1991
Topics: bible

An old Jewish proverb states: If you want your dreams to come true, don’t sleep. A new Jews for Jesus proverb states: If your dreams are in line with God’s promises you can sleep, because he who keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4).

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Our Felt Needs and How to Meet Them Through the Bible
September 1, 1988
Topics: bible

1. The Scriptures teach that God created man and woman in his image. From the very beginning, there was community: community between man and woman, between man/woman and God, and for that matter, community within the very fabric” of God himself. (See “Jewishness and the Trinity,” ISSUES Vol.1:8.) Presumably there was also a warm personal…

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Skeptics and the Bible
July 1, 1984

A skeptic once posed the following question: How do you reconcile the teachings of the Bible with the latest scientific conclusions and psychological insights?” Without hesitation, the believer replied: “I haven’t seen this morning’s paper. What are the latest conclusions our scientists and psychologists have come up with?” Some people think that Reader’s Digest or…

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