27 January 2012
MJs in Florida
I've not blogged this week because I have been attending a symposium on Messianic Jewish identity in Orlando, Florida all week. The weather has been superb (27-28C, low 80s every day), while it's nice to be taken out to some great restaurants (the US is so good at hospitality). But unfortunately all good things come to an end and I'll be back in rainy old England this weekend. The conference has been fascinating, demonstrating not only how the current (and unnecessarily bitter) debate surround the relationship between the Church and Israel is having much wider (and serious) ramifications than at first glance, but also this week has highlighted some of the major theological and identity tensions within the Messianic movement. More on this later, but for now I have a flight to catch. Back to the rain (sigh).