As I have written about before, my parents have raised in me in the Messianic Jewish church/traditions. Well, in the region of America that I live in, there are few Jews (believing or non-believing). I have grown up mostly around those who are middle class, Christian, and Caucasian; middle class, Catholic, and Caucasian; middle class,… Continue reading Yes, I Do Dance at Church
"This little light of mine. I'm gunna let it shine" In honor of Chanukah, I am going to write about the festival of lights. If you are not familiar with this holiday I'll give you a brief summary of it. During the intertestamonial period (400 years of silence) the Jews only had enough oil to… Continue reading Eternal Flames
"Your body is a temple." A phrase that you are sure to hear if you attend a Christian church for a long period of time. This phrase is an answer you'll get if you ask a "good Christian" if you ask to do something such as get a tattoo, another piercing, etc. In the Christian… Continue reading A Temple That Doesn’t Stand
The more I am around good Sunday morning Christians, the more I sense a distance between Jews and Gentles. What I seem to observe from Gentles is that they have a mindset that they are superior over G-d's chosen people. But few would admit to this though. They seem to take out any sort of… Continue reading BBQ Anyone?!?
It has been a very rough week. I've been fighting some internal and external battles. I was tempted to skip Shabbat services but I knew that I couldn't because going always lifts my spirits and puts me in a much better mood; no matter what has gone on the previous week and it helps me… Continue reading The Heart of the Shema
I am not going to pretend that I am an expert about Messianic congregations or that I have some hot-shot degree in theology, but I've grown up attending Messianic synagogues and attend a private Christian school and I often times find myself refuting these common myths about Messianics: 1) Messianics rely on their salvation based on… Continue reading Myths About the Messianic Congregation
"Culture so different. In this one I am looked down upon because mine is different. I am the minority and you seem to believe that you are superior." A portion of a poem that I wrote a few months ago when I was feeling very alone. Let me introduce myself and give a little background… Continue reading 10 Things to Embrace Being “the Weird Kid”