Podcast: A Jew and a Gentile walk into a bar…mitzvah

Last week I had a great discussion with A Jew and a Gentile Walk into a Bar Mitzvah on their podcast. As you can probably guess from the title, the show literally consists of a Jewish and gentile host whop regularly dissect various interfaith issues. On this episode, I discuss My book, Confessions of a … Continue reading Podcast: A Jew and a Gentile walk into a bar…mitzvah

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Breaking the law for the sake of the gospel

While in prison for conspiring to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the following letter to a friend: What is bothering me incessantly is the question of what Christianity really is, or indeed who Christ really is, for us today. The time when people could be told everything by means of words, whether theological or pious, … Continue reading Breaking the law for the sake of the gospel

Why so bitter?

"Bitter" is a negative buzzword in Christian culture: it's holding on to anger and resentment, refusing to let it go. It's the opposite of forgiveness. In some circumstances, what some Christians call "bitterness" is actually trauma, depression, or anxiety. But good Christians aren't supposed to be "bitter"; they're supposed to reflect the joy they have … Continue reading Why so bitter?