This seems like this is going to be an annual tradition

 

Most members of the XCGs will be celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles from October 14th through the 21st. I have mentioned about a man Dr. Dwight Pryor who is President of the Centre for Judaic Christian Studies (which specializes in studies relating to the essentiality of the Hebraic roots of Christianity) and is spiritual leader of Ohio based Church of The Messiah. He will have a two-day Feast of Tabernacles service scheduled on  the weekend of October 24th to the 25th. Anyone interested, I have again taken the liberty of scanning and posting the information about this event for your pleasure. Thanks to Doug Ward of Grace and Knowledge magazine for once more mailing me this information. It does not look like again I will be personally attending this event (other concerns and committments) unfortunately, but perhaps I will for the first time under an “Obama” administration in 2009 (fingers crossed).  If anyone has a definate plan to attend Dr.Pryor’s version of the Feast of Tabernacles 2008, I wish all visitors a safe, happy and definately a Christ-centred trip. If you have any pictures to send, let me know. I may publish some!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “This seems like this is going to be an annual tradition

  1. I went to a “Hebrew Roots” Feast site this year — not the one you mentioned, but in northern Tennessee. The organizers say they’re Messianic, but they seem to prefer the other title.

    It was the most challenging Feast I’ve ever attended, in terms of what I believe. But it was also among the most disappointing, in terms of messages and presentations.

    There was wonderful “praise and worship” time every day, which would revolutionize some COG’s if they added it. We were in The Book a lot — the most for me since Toronto in 1998. Most of the conversations I heard and joined were Bible-based; none were really prophecy or politically-based at all.

    But the “sermons” by and large came across as doctoral dissertations, complete with the speakers taking questions at the end of most presentations (required by the organizers). A few reminded me of Dean Blackwell’s 1980’s-era messages with lengthy lists of Scriptures.

    Some people wanted to debate sacred names. Some wanted us to take on Jewish traditions, such as daily recitations of the “Shema” prayer and ceremonies to open/close the Sabbath. Two even argued the birth of Jesus was “telegraphed” by an alignment of stars in the constellation Virgo.

    I should note many of the people at this “Sukkot” (some would object to calling it “Tabernacles”) came from COG backgrounds. I met a few who left United, and many more who stepped away from CGI. One speaker called UCG’s literature program good, but “starter material.” He later praised Ron Dart’s ministry, but added: “I outgrew Ron Dart.”

    I came home with lots of notes, and many questions for further study. But if this is what the “Messianic” movement is about, I was NOT left feeling very impressed about it overall. One speaker even admitted in a message it’s currently a “disaster zone.” No, not good.

  2. ((Some people wanted to debate sacred names. Some wanted us to take on Jewish traditions, such as daily recitations of the “Shema” prayer and ceremonies to open/close the Sabbath. Two even argued the birth of Jesus was “telegraphed” by an alignment of stars in the constellation Virgo.))

    Sounds like a lot of a majoring in the minors. A truly XCG characteristic. The Messianic movement is by no means monolithic and it is very good to find a group with the least XCG influence. I hope you’ll give Dr.Pryor a try next year as I wish to do the same.

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