Posted in Zealous Magazine on April 10th, 2017 As a Messianic Jewish Studies (MJS) student at The King’s University (TKU) Texas campus, I am constantly amazed at the uniqueness of Messianic Jewish theology. For nearly two millennia, the dominant traditions and theologies of the Christian Church excluded our faith’s own Jewish roots. However, in recent decades, a growing movement of Jewish believers in Yeshua have read the words of Scripture and have been awakened to Israel’s irrevocable calling as a priestly nation. With the recent explosion of scholarship on the Jewish context of the New Testament, many believers are realizing that the observance of Torah and the preservation of Jewish heritage are not the snares of Judaizers, but are the expectations of Scripture itself. The ramifications of viewing the Bible through the lens of its Jewish context are world-changing. As a result of this small movement, many of the great theologians and reformers of Church history are being re-evaluated, and age old doctrinal disputes are being settled. We are living in phenomenal times, on the brink of a new theological reformation where the Messianic Jewish community is center stage! MJBI’s School of Messianic Theology (SMT) is one of the very few schools in the world that is helping to pioneer the way in Messianic Jewish education. As a young student, I am humbled to be able to serve the MJBI to advance its mission to train Jewish leaders and educate the Church on God’s heart for Israel and the Jewish people. Over the past few months, MJBI has begun migrating the SMT to a new and improved online platform that will be more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It will have unique features that set it apart from similar online schools. With hundreds of hours of video teachings recorded in MJBI’s studio, taught by Messianic theologians from around the world, MJBI has an immense trove of resources to offer the body of Messiah. As a young person with a calling to Messianic Jewish ministry, I am very excited that my generation will benefit from the wisdom and scholarship of these pioneering Messianic leaders for years to come. The SMT has a wealth of powerful teachings that will shape the lives of many future leaders in the days ahead! I encourage you to begin your own journey in discovering the Jewishness of your faith. Sign up for a class today! messianicschool.com/about-us/ —- Preston Benjamin is a student at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas, where he is pursuing a Bachelors of Theology in Messianic Jewish Studies. Preston Benjamin is a student at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas, where he is pursuing a Bachelors of Theology in Messianic Jewish Studies.