Tag Archives: Judaism

Autumn and New Beginnings

Last autumn I launched a new beginning, writing for the Deseret News.  My first article was entitled, Autumn and New Beginnings.  This is a perfect time of year to start anew.

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Implications for the Stability of the Modern Middle East

My warnings to apocalyptic Jews and Christians holds true for apocalyptic Muslims as well.  Relevant reading for today’s crises in the Middle East “Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation: Potential Implications for the Stability of the Modern … Continue reading

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Between the Testaments: An Invitation to Explore the Intertestamental Time Period

My scripture studies article “Between the Testaments: An Invitation to Explore the Intertestamental Time Period.”  Quote from the opening paragraph: “Have you ever turned the page from the last words of Malachi to the first utterances of Matthew? Go ahead. … Continue reading

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Who Were the Samaritans?

My scripture studies article “Who Were the Samaritans?”  Quote from the opening paragraphs: “There once was an ancient temple society, led by hereditary high priests from the lineage of Levi who taught and transmitted the sacred words of God as … Continue reading

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Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation

There is a long history of apocalyptic fervor in the Judeo-Christian tradition. These notions often gain intensity during moments of social or political strife. However, the peace and security some theological notions offer, if misinterpreted or misapplied, may potentially help precipitate crises … Continue reading

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Enochic Judaism Origins for Qumran?

This blog post from the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) explores a variety of options for who constituted the Qumran community. Rethinking the “Qumran Community”: Recent Approaches

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The Lecture: A Technology 562 Years Past Its Prime

Lecture.  What is it?  As a kid a lecture is what I would hear from my parents when I did something wrong.  Strange that when I arrived to college I was still being lectured at by my “new” parents, college … Continue reading

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