“destroy your enemies by becoming friends” (Matthew 5: 43 – 48). Let’s have tea and work toward a peaceful Israel-Palestine. If it’s possible there, it’s possible everywhere.
“What is your name? Eloah (Hebrew), Allah (the Arabic sound-alike), or Jesus, the name above all names, or … ?” “Call me Time for short.” “Father Time, can we talk?” “I’m listening.” “What’s happening? The world is under siege. Why? “The church! Your mission field is...
Explain to me why only those who are symptomatic of Covid-19 should be tested and not those who are asymptomatic? Will the test results help make you feel better? Frankly, most doctors don’t need diagnostics to know what to do if someone comes in feeling rotten;...
Be patient, sit still, and reflect. That’s the order of the day. Worse! Prepare to endure a long, hot summer and possibly a cold winter. And, it still might not be over. We still don’t understand what we don’t know. Nonetheless, we are created in God’s image and...
On that Monday, 25 January 1999, when Saint Pope John Paul II addressed the multitude inside the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City, he couldn’t have fathomed that, today, we’re all inside the belly of the beast, plagued by an ubiquitous pestilence; invisible to the naked...
Right now, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Share this message with everyone, everywhere, whether you know them or not. The foreseeable future looks rosy. We’ll figure it out. Our collective brain trust, on all four corners of this earth, has no...
Every day, I have conversations with people about the coronavirus. It seems everybody has a theory about the virus or how to treat it or how to avoid it. The news leads with the latest about the spread of the virus. Daily, it creeps closer to where I live and work. It...
If, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, “two-thirds of Germany might contract the Coronavirus” (sixty million Germans), two-thirds of all humankind (5 billion people) will inevitably be struck as well; and, three percent or 150 million people, many 70 years...
“Can we quietly Cross the Boundary of Life and Find New Meaning in Our Tangled Roots of Our Combined Histories?” (A whisper of hope from American poet, Dario Robleto) Can and will the GOOD Israelis and the GOOD Palestinians destroy their enemies by becoming friends...
In ‘Peace: the Work of Justice and Love …’ Saint Pope John Paul II insists that “true peace is the fruit of justice;” and, forgiveness is the opposite of resentment and revenge, not of justice;’ that, nonetheless, “true peace is ‘the work of justice’’”(Isaiah 32:17)....
Some or many of us, we don’t really yet know for sure, will face the Corona virus. The frail and elderly don’t fare too well when stung by this bug. In ‘Human Pain Contains Good News,’ Saint Pope John Paul II reminds us that “dying is part of life” and that “The...
"YES, TO LIFE," says Saint Pope John Paul II in his Papal Message selected for today. Respect life itself and individual lives: everything starts here, for the most fundamental of human rights is certainly the right to life. Everyone deserves to be happy. Everybody...
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Welcome with Prayer Invoking God’s Presence Pastor T. Timothy McClure, Jr. “Abraham … A Life and a Land Without Borders” Abraham A. van Kempen 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM What does the Bible say about the Holy Land? The Holy Land Today. The...
By Yumna Patel I February 3, 2020
Understanding the Trump ‘Deal of the Century’: what it does, and doesn’t say
After years of anticipation that began on US President Donald Trump’s campaign trail in 2016, the “Deal of the Century” was finally unveiled last week to Israeli fanfare and Palestinian outrage.
The 181-page plan, complete with conceptual maps, proposed land transfers, and economic incentives, touched on a number of the critical issues surrounding the Israeli Palestinian conflict for decades.
Twitter I April 22, 2019
RT 972mag ““Israel is increasingly restricting movement between Gaza and the West Bank so as to deepen the separation between Palestinians torn between parts of the occupied Palestinian territory,” according to Gisha_Access. https://972mag.com/easter-gaza-permits-blockade/141104/ …“
by Ben White
“the decision is based on political considerations…and the limitations are part of Israel’s “separation policy,” which seeks to widen the divide between geographically disconnected Palestinian
By Benny Gantz I January 2, 2020
Israel needs unity, not immunity
Netanyahu should have assured Israel that the country is more important than any person’s job; instead, he is perverting the rule of law.
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts” (Zachary 8:16).
Yesterday was a difficult day for the State of Israel. And a sad day for me, personally.
I spent 38 years in uniform, fighting for this country. I went into politics because I care about the course that this country is taking.
By Steven Paas I April 9, 2019
Looking for the Brothers and Sisters of Jesus: Challenging the Ideas of Israelism (including Christian Zionism and Replacement Theology)
This article is meant as an introduction to Dr. Rob Dalrymple’s These Brothers of Mine, 1 The author of that book is a Presbyterian minister in California and a member of an Evangelical Network, which looks for peace and justice in the Middle East. The book contributes to the debate in the Christian world about the relationship between Israel and the Church.
By Sam Bahour I July 4, 2019
An Open Letter To My Fellow, Civil Servant Jared Kushner
From one American to another: Get out of the car. Go home.
The White House today finally released the much-anticipated economic plan of what the Trump administration has infamously coined “the deal of the century.” This release is being made days before the planned economic workshop called for in Bahrain on June 25 and 26. The Economic Plan is three parts: a website, which has an executive summary, a 40-page narrative of the plan, and a 96-page detailed listing of the programs and projects of Peace to Prosperity. I just read them all.