Going our separate ways.

A Thorn in the Flesh

Recently, I traveled down to Washington, DC to testify in front of the PCUSA’s Study Team on the denomination’s historic stance on the Two State Solution of the Israel/Palestine conflict. This study team was created by the action of the General Assembly of PCUSA in 2014 at the GA in Detroit. I went to testify to continue the stance of supporting Two States for Two People, which I can offer more at another time. However, I wanted to take some time to speak to my own journey, not just on this issue, but in my view of the church’s relationship with the Jewish traditions.

I have recently been doing a lot of studying in the period in which the early followers of Jesus began to “officially” split from the Jewish tradition. Some of the books I have read this summer are Constantine’s Sword by James Carroll, The Parting of the…

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