While I’m deep in my studies about the Shema, I receive this email from a colleague:
I have a question that relates to one of my children’s friends at school, who has a Jewish mother and a Christian father… She is interested in Yeshua as Messiah but has questions about the Trinity and the Shema balancing out. I am trying to help my 14-year-old son to have these conversations with her.
Now I know how our sages Shammai and Hillel must have felt when a Gentile came to each one of them and said, “Teach me the whole Torah while standing on one foot.” Except it would have been a 14-year-old asking the question—and I’m not quite as smart as Hillel and Shammai.
But, let’s give it a shot.