Dancing in church? Are you kidding me?! Sure it says to dance in scripture – but, how AWKWARD is that?! The only dance in church I’ve ever experienced in all my years in church were done by women covering every inch of skin in long flowing dresses and probably instructed to make sure the dance isn’t too sensuous. That has its place too, but I never could understand the connection between that and David dancing before the Lord in his underwear! …not that I want to see ANYONE dancing in their underwear mind you!
How I’ve changed my tune. There’s a great deal more at stake here for the church than I ever imagined. Maybe even more than what you might think! Here’s why…
I was given a new book by a friend of mine that has been quite eye opening. It’s called The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn and I am continually finding things that just expand my understanding of the worship of ancient Israel. The book is essentially a dialogue between a teacher and his student. Here’s the passage I read today (I’m sure I’ll be sharing more in the near future!):
“If the death of Messiah was ordained by God, an event of the highest holiness, why did it happen through such unholy means?”
“How do you know that the means weren’t holy?” he asked.
“It happened through evil men, through bribery, treachery, brutality, and murder… evil.” Continue reading
I know it’s only January, but I’m already anxious for strawberry season! Found this recipe I need to try… looks refreshing. “Pavlova is a sweet, baked meringue, topped with berries and whipping cream, and is great dessert for the Passover holidays.” Find the full recipe here…
I had the privilege today of perusing the library of our Messianic Pastor. He introduced me to a set of books called the Targumim that he picked up while he was in Israel. Beginning up to 200 years before Christ, the Hebrew scriptures began to be translated from Hebrew into Aramaic – the language of that day. As I understand it, the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) were in danger of not being fully understood as Aramaic became the common language. Continue reading
“We live under grace… not the Law!” I’ve heard that over and over again from people in the Christian Church speaking of the Old Testament in a manner that seems to suggest that the Old Testament is lesser than the New Testament – or unnecessary altogether. Quite honestly, I think those who use that phrase, often do so for a possible number of reasons: most likely, they believe Christ and the New Covenant of grace replaces Continue reading
It may disturb some to hear me say I no longer consider myself a Christian. “Christian” just doesn’t seem the right word to describe the faith journey I’ve been on. Lots of people call themselves Christians, but it feels as if it has become kind of a generic term in our culture. I’m very much still a follower of Christ, but Continue reading