Jesus a Palestinian?!

Palestinian activist, Linda Sarsour, might have made big waves by saying that Jesus was a Palestinian, but the claim isn't new. The assertion is made as a way of trying to separate Jesus from the people of Israel and his Jewish identity.…

Breakthrough in Bahrain: Israel Recognized at Last!

As Hananya Naftali righty said, Israel has been waiting for these words for 70 years. Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister of Bahrain openly declared, “Israel is a country in the Middle East. It is part of the heritage of this…

Ruth and Naomi: A Story for Our Times

When reading the book of Ruth recently, it dawned on me that the opening scene is a pertinent metaphor for our situation today as believers. Especially when you take into account the Hebrew names of the key characters. “Don’t urge me to…

Land of Milk and Honey

"I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.” (Exodus 3:17) God told Moses…

Blazing Fires in Israel

Israel is burning. Fires are ripping through the scorched countryside, causing destruction and havoc. Brutally hot temperatures, high winds and low humidity have created conditions prone to wild fires, and Israel has reached out to the…

What is the Gospel, Exactly?

The word “gospel”, as many well know, means “good news”, “good message”, or “glad tidings”. It comes from the old English godspel from god "good" and spel "story, message" 1. In Greek, the word is evangel, from which we get the words…

The Perfect Antidote to Bitterness

Like a gas leak, bitterness can be barely discernible at first - perhaps there’s the slight whiff of something not quite right - but if you’re not wide awake and alert, it can be fatal. It is dangerous, and a spiritually deadly trap to fall…

Love Your Enemies. Jesus is not Joking

Jesus was not interested in messing around with normal levels of niceness. He was starting a whole new revolution called "Love your enemies"... and challenging us to join him. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor…