A New Look at the New Covenant

In my last blog on Mark Kinzer’s recent book, Searching Her Own Mystery: Nostra Aetate, the Jewish People, and the Identity of the Church (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015), I discussed his treatment of the concept of One New Man (Eph. 2:15). Mark provides a fresh perspective on a phrase that has become part of the religious… Continue reading A New Look at the New Covenant

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One New Man revisited

One New Man has become another brand in the religious marketplace, but what does it mean, exactly? One website says, “The message of The One New Man is a message of unity between Jews and Gentiles—our heritage past, and our inheritance present and future. It is a message that empowers Believers to understand the roots of their… Continue reading One New Man revisited

Two Chosen Peoples?

At the heart of the historic Jewish-Christian relationship, or perhaps I should say the Jewish-Christian conflict, is the question of election. Specifically, who is the Chosen People? Being chosen is central to Jewish identity. Just a quick glance through the Siddur confirms that this idea, rooted in the Tanakh, is alive and well in the… Continue reading Two Chosen Peoples?