Saturday, September 29, 2018

Apologetics with Erik Mattson & Jonathan Mann

I met two incredible young men at the Messiah Conference and they know a lot about defending their faith.   I am happy to share an exciting and informative interview --- and some great Sukkot songs too from Nancy Santiago, Barry & Batya Segal, Steve McConnell and Marty Goetz!


Both Erik and Jonathan are Messianic Jews who have both attended Congregation Beth Hallel near Atlanta, Georgia their entire lives. They are seniors at Kennesaw State University and are the officers of an apologetics club on campus. Last year they organized the Dr. Michael Brown vs. Rabbi Daniel Freitag debate on "Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?" at their university which is available for viewing on YouTube. 
Erik started learning how to defend his faith 5 years ago after being introduced to it by Jonathan. He especially enjoys studying Paul's perspective on the Torah. He has given presentations on "The Moral Argument for the Existence of God" and "When anti-missionaries attack...a response to Tovia Singer" along with many others. 
Jonathan started his apologetics journey 6 years ago after hearing the inspiring testimony of the late Nabeel Qureshi. His favorite area to research is the historical evidence for the resurrection of Yeshua. He has given presentations on “Defending the Deity of Yeshua,” and “A Historical Case for the Resurrection of Yeshua,” along with many others. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Barbra Miner Interview

I met Barbra and Hal Miner when we visited family in CA this past May.   You will love her story!

Barbra Miner and her husband, Hal, have served in ministry together since 1997
when Barbra realize that Yeshua (Jesus) was her Jewish Messiah, as Hal had
done 12 years prior. They both retired from long successful careers in health care
administration with Kaiser Permanente. Barbra has continued working as an
independent consultant for the past 16 years, providing coaching, consulting, and
leadership training & development services within the healthcare industry, non-
profit organizations and ministries, for-profit corporations, as well as
universities. She is a Senior Master Facilitator for the Lead Like Jesus ministry
and has helped ministries transform their culture to one of servant leadership.
In addition to her work experience, Barbra is a Jewish Believer in Yeshua Ha
Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah), and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors
for Beth Emunah Messianic Synagogue in Agoura Hills, CA. She is also chairing
the planning committee of an upcoming Inter-Congregational Messianic
Women’s Retreat.

Barbra earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from
Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California
State University, Northridge. She also completed an Advanced Leadership
Development Program at USC.


Barbra has been married to Hal for over 37 years, and they live in the Los Angeles
area. They have one son, daughter-in-law, and a 15-year-old grand-daughter.
Their family also includes two very lovable, adorable dogs!


 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mishael Porembski Interview

I met a delightful woman at the Messiah Conference in July.   Mishael Porembski turned tragedy into a ministry after become a widow at the age of 36. She created a ministry titled "180 Your Life."

180 Your Life empowers widows, bereaved women and children to craft a life they love after loss by strengthening body, mind and spirit in active, faith-based small groups. Through retreats, training and mentoring, bereaved women and their families can leverage their loss into leadership by getting strong and helping others.
Her Story:
My name is Mishael Porembski. In 2007, I became a widowed mother. In just five short months, I lost my husband to suicide, gave birth to our second daughter, and lost my mother to breast cancer. Although very depressed, I craved a holistic grief empowerment program that helped younger widows, like myself, and helped our children recover from the losses we experienced. I was tired of asking, “Why did this happen to me?” and wanted to take action, healing my mind, body, and spirit through healthy, wise choices. I asked some widowed friends to join me, and our lives changed dramatically. Not finding a program like this, I developed *180 Your Life* to provide fresh, dynamic support teams to better empower bereaved women and our grieving families. 
Great music from Jonathan Settel, Karen Davis, the Schleps, Sue Samuel, and Deborah Kline & Vince Iantorno.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Michael Vowell Interview

This testimony will knock your socks off!!!!   Hold onto your seats!   I heard Rabbi Michael's testimony at the Messiah Conference and was so excited to get a chance to interview him!

Rabbi Michael is the senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Messiah in Houston Texas, one of the fastest growing Messianic synagogues in the United States. Beth Messiah has a regular attendance of approximately 500 but by harnessing the power of the internet, Beth Messiah reaches close to 18,000 people weekly.
Rabbi Michael has been serving on staff at Congregation Beth Messiah since May 2013, and he was officially made the Senior Rabbi in January of 2018. Michael Vowell is married to Lauren Vowell and together they have three children: Orah, Seth and Hazel. He and his wife Lauren have served together in messianic ministry since 1997.
Michael holds a degree in Jewish Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic languages. 
 
Enjoy great music from Sarah Liberman, Jonathan Settel, The Schleps, Joel Chernoff, Deborah Kline & Vince Iantornia and Joshua Aaron!
 
 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sarah Liberman Interview

I met an extraordinary Israeli Messianic Worship Leader at the Messiah Conference this past July.  Sarah Liberman is so very talented and in this program you will hear a brief interview that we did together and enjoy some of her wonderful songs!

Sarah Liberman is an internationally acclaimed Israeli worship leader, speaker and recording artist who has  devoted her life to blessing the heart of God and making a place for others to meet with Him. 
Sarah’s passionate worship, birthed in the unseen place, inspires believers of all ages to pursue God in a deeper way and experience His miraculous power. 

As well as leading congregational worship in Israel, Sarah travels, singing and speaker, brining the new sound of this generation of Israeli worshippers as well as biblical life transforming messages to the nations. With millions of views on-line, and songs sung in congregations around the world, her first two albums ‘I Am Before You’ and ‘A Pure Heart’ invite you to join ‘The Worship Journey’ and discover your destiny in God. They include the unique mix of both fresh and ancient Hebrew sound in her most popular songs such as ‘Fire of Your Spirit’ and ‘Great is the Lord’.