Paul believed EVERYTHING written in the Torah….

Do you?

Shema Israel…..

“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way (which they call a sect), I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything written in the Torah and the Prophets.
Acts 24:14 TLV

http://bible.com/314/act.24.14.TLV

Heresy Hunting, or Truth Telling?

I love James Pyles, my friend who hosts and writes My Morning Meditations.  I pretty much knew that when I posted my ‘rather provocative challenge‘ that he would show up…  I just didn’t expect to be described, albeit tongue in cheek, as a heresy hunter.  Honestly, I’ve read his blog long enough to know the shoe fits his foot.  But, it is funny, anyway.

His post, however, made me consider several thought trails…

My first thought was, “What would Rav Shaul/Paul have done if he had access to the internet?  Would he have contended for truth on a blog among other medium?  Would all of his blog posts have been cookies and cream, hugs and ‘get along,’ or would he have occasionally brought the hammer?  Isn’t he provocative at points?”

That led to my immediate second thought, “Don’t we have more than just one tool in the tool bag?  Continue reading “Heresy Hunting, or Truth Telling?”

Thoughts from B’reisheet

Today began the new year’s cycle of Torah portions.  Our family attended a small fellowship in Columbia and enjoyed participating in a fun discussion/midrash that took a jaunt through Genesis 1:1-6:8, this week’s portion.  We also participated in their ongoing study in both Romans and Joel.  Certainly, a blessed way to spend several hours on a Shabbat!

Following are a couple thoughts from this week and our discussion:

‘God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it….’

“Central to rejecting Creation is the rejection of the seventh day Sabbath.”

I don’t remember who said it, or if that is the exact quote, but that is what I heard as our discussion concerning the creation week touched on evolution Continue reading “Thoughts from B’reisheet”