I visited a church that seemed to be conflicted in their identity. The best way to describe it is a blend of Jewish, evangelical and mainstream traditional. One man wore a skull cap and when I called the church contact person to fact-check the spelling of his name I asked if the man were Jewish. Hesitantly the woman said, “A lot of us are Jewish…we just don’t advertise it.” I’m still bewildered by her comment, but I also see a parallel with the Jews who witnessed firsthand the miraculous signs done by Jesus. “Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved praise from men more than praise from God” (John 12:42-43).