What do men need? Excursus

In my last blog I looked at man’s need for connection. In Genesis 2 the Lord declares that it’s not good for the man to be alone and brings him a woman, so that the two become one flesh. This act of divine kindness ought to resolve man’s aloneness, but in our post-Edenic world things… Continue reading What do men need? Excursus


What do men need? part 2

We're looking at three primal needs as revealed in the account of Creation in Genesis 1 – 3. They’re primal human needs, but they have different applications and implications for men and women, and I'm considering the masculine context. In my last blog I listed these three needs as Contribution, Connection, and Awe. (For the cause… Continue reading What do men need? part 2

Passover of Moses, Passover of Elijah

Moses received the Torah at Mount Sinai, but the instructions of his Torah begin in Egypt, not Sinai: Now Adonai spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, “This month will mark the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year for you.” Exodus 12:1… Continue reading Passover of Moses, Passover of Elijah

“On the Third Day”

With the Passover-Easter season drawing near, I’m getting ready for a question I hear almost every year: How can Christian tradition say that Yeshua was crucified on a Friday and rose again Sunday morning, when Yeshua himself said that he would be “three days and three nights in the depths of the earth" (Matt 12:40)?… Continue reading “On the Third Day”

Hope Undying

This week culminates in Shabbat HaChodesh, the New Moon of the first month (March 16–17), which means Passover will be only two weeks away, at the full moon of the first month. Now, New Moon might sound like an esoteric topic in our high-tech urban world, but we’ll see that it’s actually most relevant—not just… Continue reading Hope Undying

A Story to Live By

You are invited to join me at the first annual Messianic Men’s Conference, April 20-22, in Pensacola, FL, where I’ll be teaching based on my book, A Life of Favor: A Family Therapist Examines the Story of Joseph and His Brothers. Men need a story to live by. We face unique challenges today: Shifting expectations… Continue reading A Story to Live By