In a way, enlightenment has been a goal or achievement of both the Eastern and Western worldviews for quite some time. In Buddhism, starting with its founder in the fifth century B.C.E., individual enlightenment is a follower’s highest goal. “Buddha” means “awakened” or “enlightened one.” For the Buddhist, this means freeing oneself from the cycle […]
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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A growing number of people are interested in the possibility of having Jewish ancestry 1. DNA testing is available, affordable and can reveal evidence of Ashkenazi heritage. Individuals are eager to discover even a trace of this Jewish DNA, and some are being made aware of their Jewish roots for the first time. It’s no […]
We can find examples of disunity among God’s people throughout the Bible. But the apostles’ experiences can be particularly relevant for us. The following examples speak of three kinds of disunity: The disunity that results from overzealous, prideful loyalty to our leaders. 10 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus […]
The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels Thomas Cahill Nan A. Talese Anchor Books 291 pp. When considering the contribution of the Jewish people to modern society, people are apt to reflect on obvious features: monotheism; our system of jurisprudence; the Ten Commandments; a […]
The New Testament–which simply means New Covenant–needs to be accepted for what it is, a Jewish book written almost entirely by Jewish people. Most of the concepts in the New Testament cannot be understood apart from their background in the Hebrew Bible. It was fashionable a few years ago to claim that the New Testament […]