Anti-Semitism

A Restoration of Israel–Without the Jews?

11 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the December 2016 issue of Outreach Israel News This month of December 2016, the Jewish and Messianic Jewish communities will be commemorating Chanukah or the Festival of Dedication. Chanukah is a very warm time for Jewish and Messianic Jewish families, mainly as they reflect back on different family memories, special times of fellowship, gift giving, and of course eating many specialty foods. In many Messianic congregations the world over, there will be dedicated times of reading from the Books of Maccabees, focusing on the ancient history of the Seleucid invasion of the Land of Israel, […]

Anti-Semitism

Purim, Haman, and Anti-Semitism

9 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the March 2017 issue of Outreach Israel News This month the worldwide Jewish community will be commemorating the Festival of Lots or Purim. As many of us know, Purim is a time when the account of the Book of Esther is read, there is typically some kind of congregational play where young people dress up as Biblical characters, and there is a great deal of food. Purim is a calendrical reminder that one month later, we will be remembering the Passover. There are many important themes of Purim, as witnessed in the Book of Esther, which force us […]

Christology

Messiahship of Yeshua

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Answering the “Frequently Avoided Questions” About the Messiahship of Yeshua J.K. McKee originally posted 16 October, 2007 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues

Hebrew Roots

Hebrew Roots Vs. Jewish Roots?

19 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Michael Rood’s Shabbat Night Live broadcast recently hosted a Q&A session called “Hebrew Roots Vs. Jewish Roots?“ While it can be appreciable that the faith heritage of today’s Believers is being stressed to primarily originate from the Tanach or Hebrew Bible–is it at all true that today’s Believers in Israel’s Messiah really have no Jewish Roots? While all of God’s people surely do have a spiritual heritage and Hebrew Roots in Israel’s Scriptures–is there no such thing as “Jewish Roots”? Was not Yeshua the Messiah a First Century Jew? Are there are not significant things for God’s people today to […]

Jewish Evangelism

The Terms We Use

4 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Considering passages such as Philippians 2:3-4; Ephesians 5:21; and 1 Corinthians 9:19-21, Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee asks what it means for people in today’s Messianic movement to consider the place of others, their stories, their experiences, and above all what terms will cause them to stop listening. In Jewish evangelism, terms such as Jesus, Christ, Christian, church, and cross can all cause Jewish people to put up barriers and walls, to listen to the good news of Israel’s Messiah. With an English language of over 150,000 words, how can we learn to be more understanding toward others, so when […]