John & Judah review an inventory of what has characterized the Messianic movement that has been passed down from the Baby Boomer generation, to the Millennial generation.
John & Judah discuss Passover as a defining moment in God’s redemptive story. The Passover event ripples throughout history: it changed Israel’s identity, it helped shaped the commandments in Torah, and its themes of deliverance are repeated throughout Scripture. We discuss how Passover contains additional meaning for Messianic believers, as Messiah himself imbued the feast with new meaning and symbolism. We also discuss how Messianics ought to handle the delicate subject of Easter and how it relates to Passover.
Judah and John discuss the pervasive problem of misinformation in the Messianic movement. Whether it’s laypeople sharing misleading videos from non-credible sources, or Messianic and Hebrew Roots teachers putting out sensational, misleading, or outright false teachings, the Messianic movement is struggling with misinformation in the information age. This leads to the secular world discrediting individuals – subverting their witness – and even discrediting the Messianic movement and our message about the Messiah. How can laypeople and non-experts in the Messianic movement know what’s real and what’s fake, what’s Biblical and what’s opinion? We discuss how to be better, wiser, discerning disciples in the age of misinformation.
Judah Himago and John McKee review the “Mission Statement for Messianic Judaism” recently put together as a part of John’s Messianic Teacher certification for the IAMCS.
Messianic Judaism, as a first generation movement, is principally on the scene to see Jewish people presented with the good news of Israel’s Messiah, and not assimilated into Christianity. While many non-Jewish Believers have been led by the Lord into the Messianic movement, the independent Hebrew Roots movement is something that is broadly separate from Messianic Judaism. What are some of the main problems that today’s Messianic Judaism has with Hebrew Roots?
The Winter holiday season, involving Christmas and Chanukah, can be a very challenging time for those within the Messianic community. How are we supposed to best approach this time, in a way that reflects the love and salvation of Yeshua?