The Moedim (Appointed Times) of Hashem are often called the "Jewish Holidays," but they are not solely for Israel. There are instructions for the "sojourner among you" to be able to participate along with Israel in the Feasts of their G-d. Any follower of Hashem is eligible to participate... and every follower will participate in the Olam Haba (the Age to come); see Isaiah 66 and Zechariah 14. Learn about how each of the seven Holy Convocations is a portrait of the Messiah!
About the IMJ Series
The IMJ (Introduction to Messianic Judaism) Series of courses is a free series of mini-courses offered to the general public as a service to the Messianic Jewish community. These courses each consist of six lesson modules (compared to 12 in our full-length courses) and are designed to be self-paced information stores. Each module concludes with a 5-question quiz over the presented material which is set up to give immediate "right answer" feedback after each question. Our full-length courses are a bit different in that the courses involve more direct interaction with the professor(s) than these mini-courses do. Also, with these mini-courses all of the course content is provided free on-board, so there is no expense to the student at all (whereas full-length courses generally have required textbooks). We hope you enjoy the material, and we invite any feedback you have to offer us.
Brian Tice was ordained as a Messianic Rabbi by MJR in May of 2000. He obtained his B.Sci. in Bible, Youth Ministry, and Ancient Languages from Cornerstone University and his M.Sci. in Higher Education with an emphasis on Classical Hebrew Andragogy from Kaplan University. He also studied Music and Modern Languages at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Pastoral Studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Middle Eastern History through Tel Aviv University.
Professor Tice has taught Hebrew, Hermeneutics, Tanakh Exegesis, and Apologetics for Cornerstone University (as a Graduate Assistant) and Take Hold Ministry School. He also developed a number of courses for International Messianic Torah Institute and Messianic Jewish Rabbinate as well as teaching homeschool music and cantillation courses in the Grand Rapids area (Michigan).
Professor Tice has facilitated the Torah Schul at his home synagogue the past three years as well as serving as a chazzan and occasionally teaching from the bimah. He has also delivered the D’var Torah on the “Torah Foundations of Faith” radio program on Hebrew Nation Radio.
Professor Tice contributes to tikkun olam by working with the Willing to Wait Leadership Team, an abstinence education ministry of the Pregnancy Resource Center and ministering to the local homeless and poor. He has also volunteered with Little Mary’s Hospitality House, a camp ministry for families with children battling life-threatening or terminal illnesses, for 11 years; Habitat for Humanity for 7 years; Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo for 6 years; and several homeless ministries.