Can you believe we’ve been doing our interview seriesfor nearly a year now? We’ll be celebrating the one-year anniversary in a couple of weeks by revisiting all 24 interviews...so be sure to look for that. Thanks for making the series so successful!
Today I am pleased introduce Rabbi Crystal Lutton of the Shema Congregation in Goodyear, Arizona for “Ask a Messianic Jew...”
After earning her Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2000, Crystal went on to author two books: Biblical Parenting and Grace Based Living. The mother of five, she is the founder of the Arms of Love Family Fellowship, a ministry devoted to mentoring moms and dads in a positive discipline approach called Grace Based Discipline.
Theologically conservative*, Crystal is Senior Pastor at Shema Congregation, a Messianic Church of the Nazarene congregational plant that strives to understand and embrace the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. (*Her beliefs are in keeping with the Statements of Belief from Fuller Theological Seminary, Church of the Nazarene, and the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.) Crystal also serves as a life coach, encouraging parents in their pursuit of discipline through relationship and working with couples on marriage and family dynamics.
You know the drill: If you have a question for Crystal, leave it in the comment section. At the end of the day, I’ll pick the top seven or eight questions and send them to her. We'll post Crystal’s responses next week. Be sure to take advantage of the “like” feature so that we can get a sense of what questions are of most interest to readers.
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