ORTHODOX JUDAISM

ORTHODOX JUDAISM

Rev. Dan Bergman   Although the biblical period before the Jewish people returned from Babylonian captivity is linked with “modern Orthodox Judaism,” it differs in many ways from Abraham’s worship of the Creator, Moses’ giving of the Law, and David’s dynamic...
CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM

CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM

Rev. Ken Overby “To be conservative means to ‘conserve’ the Jewish traditions in the Torah and Talmud.” This was the comment of a Conservative rabbi when I asked him to explain his branch of Judaism to me. Only 18% of American Jews follow Conservative Judaism,...
REFORM JUDAISM

REFORM JUDAISM

Rev. Mark Robinson Up until the 19th century there was only one form of Judaism – Orthodox Judaism. Certainly there were Jewish people who were atheists and those who claimed to be agnostics. But if one wanted to practice the religion of Judaism it came in only...
THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES

THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES

Rev. Ken Symes THE TRADITIONAL VIEW “The term ‘the fullness of the Gentiles’ refers to the present age in which Gentiles predominate  in the church and far exceed Israel in present spiritual blessing… the fullness of the Gentiles will be completed when God’s...
THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

Rev. Dan Bergman The disciples likely had a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomachs. The Messiah had just prophesied of the Temple’s complete and utter destruction. Things were becoming terribly discouraging. Jesus had already begun to tell them of His coming...
HISTORY IS HIS STORY

HISTORY IS HIS STORY

Rev. Mark Robinson “History is His Story” has been an oft-used phrase. For the Bible believing Christian with almost any knowledge of the Bible, there is an instantaneous acknowledgement of this truth. For the humanist, and this would include the secular humanist as...