Why MJTI #2

This is the second installment of a five-part series. For the first article, click here.

Reason #2: MJTI is the only independent Messianic Jewish graduate school. 

Why is this such a blessing to our students?

Because a measure of independence can open up hearts and minds to new ways of thinking about big issues. This is important because Messianic Judaism is a very new reality. Yes, its roots are ancient—First Century, to be exact. But the opportunity to receive a graduate-level education unimpeded by too much ideological undertow is so very fresh and exciting.

I am grateful of the four schools of higher learning I’ve attended—two Jewish and two Christian. But a uniquely integrated Messianic Jewish program like MJTI offers students the opportunity to ask questions that—at best—are at the periphery of traditional Jewish or Christian institutional thinking. I only wish the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute had been an option for me in my younger days!

If you are a Messianic Jew seeking credentials as a rabbi or better-informed faith as a layperson, if you are a Jew curious about what Messianic Judaism is all about, or if you are a Christian interested in deepening your spiritual journey… consider MJTI.

Want to learn more? Check out our website mjti.org or contact us. Need more convincing? Check out the third installment of the series here.

This post was written by MJTI President Rabbi Dr. Rich Nichol.

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