When believers in Yeshua say that they’re “Messianic,” what exactly do they mean? Does it mean they hold strange, unbiblical beliefs? Does it represent a profound, scriptural understanding of the faith not embraced by traditional Christianity? Could it be a combination of both? In this episode, Kevin explores the origins and meaning of the word “messianic,” both from a biblical perspective, and from his perspective as a Messianic Jew.
A common criticism of and among believers is that we take the Bible too literally—or, not literally enough. So are we supposed to take the Bible literally, or not? And if so, what does that mean? In this episode, Kevin explores this concept along with a look at the different types of literary genres and figures of speech found in the masterpiece of literature: the Bible.
As believers in Yeshua (Jesus), do we have a biblical obligation to fight for American constitutional freedoms? How far, if it all, do we personally have to go to preserve and protect those civil liberties? In this episode, Kevin shares his own personal journey through the Bible in search of patriotic answers.
Many of us rely on secondary sources such as Bible dictionaries, commentaries and the religious writings of our various faith traditions for studying and understanding the Bible. But, on balance, do these and other resources do more harm than good? In this episode, Kevin takes a dive into the world of extra-biblical, secondary Bible sources, with some fascinating and mind-boggling results.
Passover is perhaps the most widely observed Jewish holiday, carrying with it thousands of years of history and rich tradition. And yet, most of what is typically observed today in the central ceremony of Pesach—the Passover Seder—isn’t biblical. In this episode, Kevin seeks to elevate the the written word of God by considering the origins of the traditional food elements on the Seder plate, and then offering a scriptural alternative to the traditional Seder.
Of all the millions of books, websites and videos; thousands of Bible teachers of all shapes and theologies; and hundreds of doctrinal statements, commentaries and catechisms, there is only one source with God-given authority to perfectly interpret Scripture. In this episode, Kevin demonstrates the importance of looking first (and often, looking only) to Scripture any time we need to understand Scripture.
Recent research shows that the most popular worldview in the United States is a fake, soft, twisted form of Christianity that has also infected not just the Christian Church, but the Messianic Jewish Movement as well. In this episode, Kevin arms you with the truth by breaking down “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism,” and comparing its false beliefs to what the Scriptures actually say.
Finding answers in the Bible isn’t always as simple as picking up the Book and reading it. Sometimes, we need help finding what we’re looking for. Thankfully, there are resources to help us do just that—while there are others that can contaminate our understanding. Join Kevin in this introduction to Bible study tools, as he shares his unique perspective on how anyone can correctly study the Bible.
The Messiah Yeshua is God in the flesh. But why would God need to enter humanity in this way? Can Yeshua truly be just a man if He is also truly God? Does Yeshua’s equal humanness also hold equal significance for our faith? This episode explores why Yeshua’s humanity is not only crucial for our salvation, but for our daily life as His disciples. This episode is Part 2 of a two part exploration of what the Scriptures say concerning the deity and humanity of Yeshua.
Does the Bible actually claim that Yeshua (Jesus) is God? Or is this just some absurd, unsupported contrivance of Christianity? The biblical fact of Yeshua’s simultaneous, unmingled deity and humanity is more than just a theological sidenote or curiosity—it is at the heart of the message of the Good News. This episode is Part 1 of a two part exploration of what the Scriptures say concerning the deity and humanity of Yeshua.