Both Jews and Christians agree: a Jew who believes in Jesus (Yeshua) is now a Christian. So what reason could there possibly be for a Jewish follower of Yeshua *not* to want to be called a “Christian?” Is he just being disingenuous? Maybe he’s denying his faith. In this episode, Kevin explains both from the Scriptures and his personal experience, how Jews can legitimately believe in and give their lives to Yeshua, yet also retain their biblically Jewish identity—and why the whole world depends on it.
The Bible is a spiritual book, taught to us by the Holy Spirit. So isn’t it contradictory—maybe even blasphemous—to use logic and reason to understand it? In this episode, Kevin explores the Scriptures to determine if or how logic and reason are opposed to the Spirit, and how they might all work together to help us comprehend the truth of the Scriptures.
Would it concern you to know that your pastor or rabbi or congregational leader holds heretical beliefs? Well, a few of them actually admitted to Kevin that they did in the 2020 Messianic Leaders Survey he conducted through MJMI. In this episode, Kevin explains some of responses and trends in theologial beliefs among Messianic congregational leaders, and how they reveal both good and bad news for the American Messianic Jewish Movement.
If God is one—undivided—and the Scriptures are the written word of God, then why do we think that there can be more than one legitimate interpretation of the Bible? We apparently believe this to be so, since we allow ourselves to disagree with one another about what the Scriptures say. In this episode, Kevin challenges the concepts of denominations and doctrinal divisions, and exhorts us all in the only biblically correct way to interpret the Bible.
The Scriptures make it abundantly clear that Yeshua is coming again—returning in triumphant glory! But is His soon return really as imminent as many would like to believe? Is it true that right now, especially at this increasingly chilling time in modern history, that Yeshua could return at any moment? But what if the Bible says that there’s something else which needs to happen first?
Anyone who’s ever read the Bible knows that while the word of God holds the answers to the deepest, most profound questions of our lives, it can also leave us asking more questions. But if we want to know the truth of the Scriptures, then we must avoid asking the single most deceptive and diverting question of them all. In this episode, Kevin explains how this one question is the worst question anyone can ever ask for understanding the Bible.
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.