Just wanted to give you an update about what's going on these days. We're working hard at opening the "Gospel Cafe" in Dinky Town at the University of Minnesota campus this Spring. Things are going very well. We've raised enough money so far for the first couple months of operating expenses. The Cafe is a partnership of several non-profit organizations partnering with churches as evangelistic outreach. The founding non-profits all have a heart for reaching Jewish people with the message of salvation through Jesus, but know full well that when you intentionally reach out to Jewish people, you reach 10-times as many non-Jewish people! Over the coming months we will be expanding our network of partner churches to help minister on campus and follow-up with new believers (and returning believers who have walked away from the Lord).
In other news, I am part of a steering committee helping to start a messianic congregation in the Lakeville, MN area (a suburb of Minneapolis in case you don't know where it is). We'd appreciate your prayers as we continue discussions and planning!
Finally, if you've been following my emails and social media posts, you probably know that I am hosting a radio program called, To the Jew First, on 980AM KKMS Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The show has been on the air almost a month and is going very well! If you're out of the area you can stream the show at 10:00-10:30AM every Saturday, or listen to the Podcasts online at KKMS.com. This weeks show includes the following:
Israeli News/Commentary: Jason Rose & Tov Rose
Ask the Rabbi: Rabbi Ed Rothman, Seed of Abraham Congregation, Minneapolis and Jason Rose discuss the topic: Is there such a thing as a "Renewed Covenant" as some in the Hebrew Roots Movement proclaim
Closing: Hebrew Word of the Day
New Messianic Music: Featuring Misha Goetz - Aaronic Benediction
I hope you get a chance to listen live at 980 am or on KKMS.com!
Feel free to drop me a note, send "Ask the Rabbi" questions my way or otherwise be in touch!