Month: May 2018

Why are we here?

Why are we here?

Why are there so many seemingly competing philosophical constructs about the meaning of life? You can be a believer in a transcendent G-d or a total naturalist believing in a randomly evolving cosmos, with many shades of grey in between to suit all the levels of interest. But to the Jewish mind, with the Christian mindset echoing close behind, this is the testimony, that G-d…

Upping the Prescription

Upping the Prescription

When something is so enigmatic and hard to see sometimes you have to get a stronger prescription.  This same principle holds true when pluming the depths of  scripture. As we dive down deeper and the water becomes murkier we have to switch to a different  kind of light bearing tool … something designed specifically to give light for this kind of exploration. The testimony of the…

Rose colored glasses

Rose colored glasses

Now that you know the  systematic theology I use in my biblical research, which is PARDES, I need to clue you into my most important presuppositions.  This will help as I pull back and give an overview of this garden, you will see what has colored my “vision” First I believe in what is commonly called in the Hebrew Roots movement, the Two House Theology….

A Rose is still a Rose…  No matter what you call it.

A Rose is still a Rose… No matter what you call it.

In this life, what do you consider to be the most precious thing we can receive from our Creator? Many believe it is His Word, the Bible, or His Torah, His instructions, depending on your choice of descriptive words. For the believer in Mashiach, we receive this Word or logos in Greek as a spiritual impartation, changing our fallen nature into something higher and eternal…