A Better Way for Christians to Understand Jews

Jason Micheli —  August 18, 2013 — 2 Comments

white-crucifixion-1938This weekend I (attempted to) unpack Paul’s dense prose in Romans 9-11, the historically fraught section where Paul ponders why the Jewish Messiah has come yet Jews do not recognize him.

Here are two quick videos that are well worth your time. Kendall Soulen, a Methodist who teaches at Wesley Seminary. takes the new ground toward Israel that Karl Barth opened up and he charts a way forward (a non-supersessionist way) for Christians to think about their brothers and sisters of God.

Folks who endured my sermon this weekend will no doubt wish I’d just played these videos…

Jason Micheli


2 responses to A Better Way for Christians to Understand Jews

  1. Dave Breininger August 18, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Your expression of ‘endured the sermon this weekend’ is registering kinda high on the BS meter. You gave a fuller explanation that we should not judge the Jews because they rejected Jesus as the messiah. I had never understood the judgement vs the Jews, b/c Jesus was a Jew. But your added clarification that God allowed (?) their rejecting of the messiah to allow the other nations (Gentiles) to also be part of the family of the God of Abraham gave an added dimension. I look forward to reading your sermon when you post it (like most weeks).

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