Awareness

Human Vulnerability – Gentle, Meek & Kind

There is some irony with the above photo. The Palestinian is hurling stones with a sling in protest against the heavily armed Israeli military. It reminds us of David against Goliath. Who are the victims? Genuine Christian concern for the conflict in the Middle East should not be partisan as in the case of so-called …

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Jared Kushner, Broker or Breaker of Peace?

For a very long time, President   Donald Trump was apparently told that the hardest deal to negotiate would be peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump said that if his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could not negotiate a peace deal, then it cannot be done. Jared Kushner was also quoted as confidently saying that he …

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Zionism Part Two – Citizens of Heaven

Zionism (Hebrew: צִיּוֹנוּת Tsiyyonut [t͡sijo̞ˈnut] after Zion) is the nationalist[fn 1] movement of the Jewish people that espouses the re-establishment of and support for[3] a Jewish state in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (roughly corresponding to Canaan, the Holy Land, or the region of Palestine).[4][5][6][7] Modern Zionism emerged in the late …

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What’s So Hard to Understand? The Parable of the Tenants

Jesus taught: “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to …

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A Perplexing Message for Zionists & Palestinians

Let me begin with a short summary of this message. I am opposed to Zionism, the ideology of establishing a so-called “Jewish State” by appealing to the Bible or the ancient borders and people of the Land. But, perhaps, instead of opposing Zionism, which is built upon shaky ground as to who may be classified …

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