Taking Israel Out of the Bible

New Christians struggling to study their Bible are often taught to read the scriptures as though they were written personally to them, even reciting the scriptures using one’s own name in place of the verse’s subject. While it is important to apply scripture to one’s own life, it is equally important to not ignore... -Read More


The Privilege of Partnering with God

God in His sovereignty has chosen to partner with man in the execution of His will. What a humbling and convicting thought that is. He is certainly not limited by man and can execute His will quite on His own, yet He has elected to work through and in partnership with us. C.S. Lewis... -Read More


Finding Hope in the Faithfulness of God

There are times in the lives of all believers when they may face doubts and discouragement. No matter what the reason for one’s disappointment, the Bible offers guidance as well as examples of others who have experienced the same. But today, we can find considerable encouragement not just in the biblical stories of the... -Read More


The Importance of Remembering

Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, is a sacred day in memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. This year it will be marked on April 28 with many ceremonies, all with the Israeli national flag flying at half-mast. At 10:00 a.m. sirens will sound throughout Israel for two minutes... -Read More


Learning to Decipher the Rhetoric

One of Israel’s staunchest allies, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recently visited the Jewish State and expressed great solidarity between the two countries. The highlight of the very warm and friendly visit was his speech before the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, where he told Israel’s leaders that Canada would stand behind them through “fire... -Read More


The Palestinian Jesus

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a Christmas message in Bethlehem last month in which he called Jesus “a Palestinian messenger.” As a Muslim, Abbas used the term “messenger” which is in keeping with Islam’s view of Jesus as a prophet. But, to describe him as “Palestinian” is a very cunning twist of facts... -Read More


American Support for Israel

A retired Army General and formerhigh ranking official in the Obama Administration, recently spoke at a well-known American university. During the questions following his remarks he was asked by a student why“25 percent of US Foreign Aid goes to Israel.” The General stumbled around and gave no real answer other than, “It’s complicated.” What... -Read More


A Burden for Bethlehem

By: David Parsons of ICEJ Bethlehem, known as the birthplace of Jesus, has historically been a largely Christian Arab town that relied heavily on Christian tourism. But the influx of visitors dropped sharply during the second Palestinian intifada in 2000 and is only now starting to recover. The local Arab Christian community is also... -Read More


The Truth about Israel

Support for Israel runs deep in this country for a number of reasons. According to recent polls, as many as 80 percent of American Christians feel a moral obligation to support Israel. A large part of this is due to the influence of the Bible, but there is also an appreciation for Israel’s democratic... -Read More


All Eyes on Syria

The Middle East is teetering on the brink of total chaos. Country after country has erupted into revolution or outright civil war. While younger people seeking economic and employment opportunities started much of the early dissent, Islamist terrorist groups exploited it in order to topple existing regimes in favor of more Islamist governments. Caught... -Read More