You are invited to a special lecture by Pastor Baruch Maoz of Tel Aviv, Israel on September 26.
Pastor Maoz will begin with a message on a biblical text, and then will speak on his famous book Judaism is not Jewish – a Friendly Critique of the Messianic Movement.
All interested friends and students of the seminary are invited to attend Pastor Maoz’s lecture.
WHEN: 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 26, 2012
WHERE: Redeemer Seminary Dallas Campus
6060 N Central Expy, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75206
About Baruch Maoz:
In 1976, Baruch Maoz became Founder-Pastor of Grace and Truth Christian Congregation, a Reformed and Baptist church, now numbering some 400 congregants with a work among the deaf, extensive evangelistic work and a recognized Diaconal work in Israeli society. He pastored the church until his retirement, at the age of 65, in January 2009. The church now has 5 Elders, a Diaconate of 6 and 4 full time evangelists. The church is located near Tel Aviv, Israel.
Baruch was born on December 31st 1943 to a Jewish family in Boston Massachusetts. His mother, younger brother and he immigrated to Israel in 1953, where he was converted to Christ while serving in the Army in 1963. He worked with Christian Witness to Israel from 1974 to 2005 and pastored Grace and Truth Christian Congregation in Israel from its founding in 1976 until the age of retirement at the end of 2008. He is presently engaged in a writing, teaching and preaching ministry in Israel and abroad. He and Bracha were married in 1968 and live in Gedera, Israel. They have three daughters, all married and presently living in the USA.
Baruch and Bracha joined Christian Witness to Israel in April 1974, upon his release from the Israeli army following the October (Day of Atonement) War. As of 1979 he served as CWI Israel Field Director. In the course of his work he translated (The God Who Is There, Knowing God, Genesis Three and many others) and edited over 50 books in Hebrew. He also wrote 61 theological papers, delivered in Germany, Britain and the USA, built up, educated and managed a staff of translators, graphic artists and editors which, with their administrative assistance, came to a total of 13 staff members.
Baruch was a member of the Editorial team for the translation of the NT into Hebrew and a contributor and member of the editorial team for the Annotated Hebrew NT. He initiated the formation of Mishkan – the International Theological Forum on Jewish Evangelism, and taught Homiletics and Christian Disciplines at the Israel College of the Bible. He continues to edit the translation of the Bible into Modern Hebrew, of which The Pentateuch, The Historical Books and The Prophets have been published. Work on the Hagiographa is well advanced. He is presently translating the Westminster Confession into Hebrew and is open to other writing or translation projects.
Baruch served as founder and chairman of the International Jewish Evangelical Fellowship and of Keren Tkuma, the national social aid fund in Israel and of the Fellowship of Hebrew Speaking Congregations in Israel, each initiated by him. When efforts were made to render evangelism illegal in Israel, he founded the Messianic Action Committee, which led a successful international protest against proposed anti-Christian legislation in Israel.
Baruch’s published works include in English: Jonah – A Prophet on the Run (Xulon Press), Judaism is not Jewish – a Friendly Critique of the Messianic Movement (Christian Focus Press, second edition Xulon Press); In Hebrew: Hosea – A devotional Commentary, Joel and Amos – A Devotional Commentary, God and His Word, The Way of Salvation, Life in the Spirit, Between Two Mountains (The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount). Other works being edited include: Obadiah and Jonah – A Devotional Commentary, Judges, Hebrews, Selections from Psalms, Ezekiel, Revelation, Church Life and Structure, How to Preach and Listen to Sermons, The Fear of God and A Review of Premillenialism. In Dutch: Continuity and Renewal, Israel and the Gospel.