Theology

When you and your spouse are “unequally yoked”

When we first starting dating, Josh and I were mutually burned out by "Cru Culture" - the branch of Campus Crusade for Christ we were both part of that was highly legalistic and overly concerned with outward appearances. Despite our different backgrounds -- he grew up Church of Christ, and I grew up Jewish --… Continue reading When you and your spouse are “unequally yoked”

Theology

Fundamentalism and interfaith dialogue

I had the privilege of participating in Colorado State’s first “Better Together” Day: a collaborative effort of various faith ministries on campus. The point was to wear a nametag with your faith affiliation on it so you could find someone of a different faith tradition to talk to and learn from. There were “Christian,” “Jewish,”… Continue reading Fundamentalism and interfaith dialogue

Theology

The reasons for religious conversion

I stumbled across this blog post yesterday: When People Change Religions, Logic and Reason Aren’t Always in the Picture, inspired by Susan Jacoby’s new book, Strange Gods: a secular history of conversion. Jacoby writes: People generally think about conversion only in terms of a spiritual journey, when in fact, there are a lot of secular… Continue reading The reasons for religious conversion

Theology

Why I’m not a Messianic Jew

It’s a struggle for some people to believe that “Christian with Jewish heritage” and “Messianic Jew” are not the same thing. I completely understand why; it wasn’t that long ago that I myself would have failed to see the difference. I wish I could say I grew up with dual allegiances from having one Christian… Continue reading Why I’m not a Messianic Jew