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Advent Day 16 - Prince of Peace

“And He will be called . . . Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6)

I would guess that most of you reading this devotional are, like me, from the Western Christian tradition, that is, not a member of the Jewish faith.  430 more words

Saudi academic urges Palestinians to understand Jewish connection to Jerusalem

A Saudi academic has defended the controversial US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and called on Arabs to “accept” Israel’s claims to the holy city. 387 more words

Commentary: Romans 1:1–17

This post is part of a series of essays based on my study of Paul’s epistle to the Romans. They are simply drafts and not intended to be well-polished essays. 858 more words


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Sharing this book, containing some of my experiences in Jerusalem, is a joy, and also a promise to always stand with Israel. 459 more words

Steve Martin

Would "Happy Holidays" Offend Jesus?

There’s a lot of discussion this time of year, about companies who do not say “Merry Christmas,” and instead use some other saying like “Seasons Greetings.” As a Marketing professional who is a Born-Again Christian, I think Jesus Christ would still shop at retailers who choose to say terms like “Happy Holidays.” He might even stop for a Double Latte at Starbucks despite the… 954 more words


Will Jerusalem ever be Palestine’s Capital? - Part 1

It’s been nearly 70 years since the State of Israel was founded, an ethno supremacist state established by European colonisers. This year marked 100 years since the Balfour declaration, which paved the way for the creation of Israel, it’s also 100 years since Allenby took Jerusalem from the Ottomans, and so too was it by no coincidence that the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump would declare America’s recognition of Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel, paving the way for Israel to completely annex the multi-faith holy city. 1,123 more words