Ten Thoughts on Politics and the Bible

1. It’s a mistake to see detailed political guidance in the Bible.  It seems to give a broad range — allowing us, for example, even to choose a king or not (Deuteronomy 17:14-20), and recognizing that political authority is distinct from religious authority (“Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s”). … [Read more…]

Evan Moffic, “What Every Christian Needs To Know about the Jewishness of Jesus: A New Way of Looking at the Most Influential Rabbi in History”

The author is himself a rabbi, and a young one, being only 37 when the book was published.  He feels passionately that both Christians and Jews need to pay greater attention to Jesus’ Jewishness.  The final paragraph of the book (184) reads:  “Victor Hugo once said, ‘All the forces in the world are not as … [Read more…]