This blog post definitely gives me something to study and to pray over.
While I’m not part of the Hebrew roots movement, I do see value in some of their ideals; in other words, I don’t dismiss everything that they believe just because it comes from the HRM. Indeed, many of their tenets have given me cause to study and pray. Like with everything that applies to my spirit and my relationship with Jesus I research from all angles, using the Word – the ENTIRE Word – as my written-in-stone yardstick.
All of that to say, when I read this I knew that I have something else to study. As I’ve matured as a Christian I have given up most of the “adaptations” mentioned, in some cases to be replaced by things that allow me to share my faith with others. For example, I’ve taken some heat for foregoing Christmas trees over the years – but each time that is an opening for discussion of the very simple creche that is displayed as a continual reminder of the meaning of the holiday (if not the actual date!). Easter is all about The Risen Christ with never an egg, bunny, or basket in sight. And most other “holidays” I ignore completely as they’re not “holy days” at all.
At any rate, this is a short and simple read, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!