Referenced Messianic Jewish Review Blog
The official blog of the Referenced Messianic Jewish Review. The Referenced Messianic Jewish Review studies the history, composition and theology of the Messianic Jewish movement.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
It is simple to remember why Jews don't accept Jesus as the Messiah. Just check out Simpletoremember.com for the answer:
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Hey You Went There, Too?!?
Most, if not almost all, Messianic "Jewish" leaders are ordained Christian pastors and ministers. Many have also attended Christian evangelical schools. For instance, here is a list of Messianic leaders who graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a school of the Evangelical Free Church of America:
Murray Tilles: Executive Director/Missionary of Light of Messiah Ministries
John Fischer: Leader of Congregation Ohr Chadash and Professor and Chairman of Department of Judaic Studies, St. Petersburg Theological Seminary (This is a Christian seminary)
Dan Juster: Co-founder of Tikkun Ministries and Director of The King's Jewish Voice (This is part of the Christian Pentecostal seminary, The King's University)
Michael Rydelnik: professor of Jewish Studies in the World Missions and Evangelism department at Moody Bible Institute
Jeffrey Feinberg: Leader of congregation Etz Chaim and faculty member for the Master's of Divinity degree with a concentration in Messianic Judaism at the Denver Seminary (This is a Christian seminary)
The following Messianic leaders are currently studying at or took some courses at Trinity:
Jhan Moskowitz: North American Director of Jews for Jesus
Wes Taber-Missionary for Life In Messiah/AMF International
Overall, real Jewish leaders do not attend Christian divinity schools.
On a sidebar, I've noticed that Dan Juster has taken to calling himself a "rabbi" recently. This is pretty interesting since Juster is not even Jewish.