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Abandoning Fatherless Christianity

Father figures are important. They play a very unique and powerful role. A good father stabilizes, affirms, casts vision, and builds confidence. No other person could say, “See that goal, you can make it,” “You’re doing good,” or, “I’m proud of you,” and have the same impact.  Fifteen times in the Old Testament and seventeen...
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An Al Jazeera Journalist Was Killed: Who is to Blame?

Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran journalist for the Qatar-funded media network, Al Jazeera, was tragically killed in Jenin in Judea and Samaria this week. Local and international media have already rushed to condemn Israel for her death, even though an investigation has not yet been conducted, and it’s just as likely (if not more likely)...
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Where is your Patriotism?

Should a Christian be patriotic to his homeland? I read a biography about Dietrich Bonhoeffer not long ago, and he brought up this same question. After World War 1, Bonhoeffer did some traveling around Europe and met Christians in each of the countries where he traveled. In every country, the Christians he met had prayed...
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Israel is proof of God’s faithfulness!

​​If anyone has ever doubted the authenticity and authority of God’s Word, then I have news for you: Israel is the confirmation of God making good on ancient promises. This week we celebrate 74 years of Israeli statehood! In Hebrew, this day is called, “Yom Ha’atzmaut,” which means, “Independence Day.” But Israel wasn’t a newly...
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The Nations Destroyed Israel’s Forests. Now They’re Re-Planting Them. 

2,000 years ago, the nations began destroying the land of Israel. Now, the nations have the opportunity to restore Israel’s forests.  There is a remarkable group of people who can be found in all parts of the world. They are those who have been to Israel, often many times over, and are passionate about helping...
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Now is Not the Time to Cancel Your Plans

This week, my family and I were in Jerusalem to experience the Passover holiday festivities. We were particularly excited for the Priestly Blessing at the Kotel. Even though the days prior to our visit were filled with images and videos of riots on the Temple Mount and Jews being jumped and attacked in the Old...
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Jesus did Passover | Should You?

Getting to know someone can be challenging. There is so much depth to every individual – strengths, weaknesses, personality traits, character, experiences, dreams, and passions. I was really close to my grandfather before he finished his time here on this earth. We spent time together working on his cattle farm and tinkering on cars. I...
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Why Do You Believe in God?

Why do you believe in the God of the Bible? Is it because you always have or because your parents believe in God? Is it because when you look at creation and its intricacies you think that there must be a God? Is it because when you accepted the Messiah into your life you felt...
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Now is Not the Time to Cancel Your Plans to Visit Israel

While the mainstream media stays true to their normal course of downplaying violence in the Holy Land, Israel has seen the worst string of terror attacks since the end of the 2nd Intifada nearly twenty years ago. If you follow the mainstream networks, you may have seen headlines such as “Arab Gunmen Kill…..” or “Palestinian...
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The Murderer From Within

If you follow news from Israel, it may seem that terrorist attacks happen all the time. However, due to Israel’s highly trained military and security forces, most attacks end without civilian casualties. Not so in the case of the horrific attack that took place on Tuesday this week in Beersheva. When an Israeli Arab citizen...
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Why Would a Jew Living in Samaria Infuriate the U.S. Ambassador?

A few months ago, I wrote an article about the newly appointed US ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides.Nides has a past record of working with Israel, as he was the deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration. In the article, I asked the question of whether he would do the right thing in regards...
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Israel is Open – Now What? 

The war between Russia and Ukraine that has captured the world’s attention seems to have suppressed the good news from Israel; that their borders are finally open to tourists with no restrictions! The only thing required to enter the country is that you must take a PCR test before leaving your home, and another one...
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Ukraine, The Jews & the Lesson For Us Today – Part 2

As the war between Russia and Ukraine rages on, there is no sign of either side capitulating. Israel added their vote to the UN General Assembly’s resolution condemning Russia for their actions this week. Israel has also sent 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and has pledged to provide any other humanitarian assistance that...
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Ukraine, The Jews & the Lesson For Us Today – Part 1

This article was edited/updated on March 3rd, 2022 Amidst the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, there is still much we don’t know. Early reports reveal that there has already been shelling in the capital city of Kiev, and Ukraine has already shot down an enemy aircraft over the city. Many have fled to western parts...
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How Should Israel Respond to the Lack of Support from the Biden Administration?

Op-Ed by Jeffrey Stevens Israel and the United States have been close allies for years. While there has been an occasional hiccup since President Biden and Prime Minister Bennett took their respective offices, there has yet to be too much alarm. For the most part, the Biden administration has made itself look to be pro-Israel....
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Why Do These Human Rights Organizations Hate Israel? 

Amnesty International recently published a report condemning Israel, accusing it of being an “apartheid” state, guilty of “domination” and “oppression” of the Palestinians.  According to Philip Luther, who is the research and advocacy director for Amnesty International, he has a “rounded knowledge of the international human rights, humanitarian, and criminal law framework.” Is he and...
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Do Most Palestinians Drive Donkey Carts?

Roger Cohen, former editor and columnist for the New York Times, once said that Palestinians were confined to using donkey carts on dirt tracks to get from place to place in the West Bank while Israelis zoomed down superhighways in fast cars. If you’ve ever been to Israel, you may have seen a donkey cart...
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Is It Important To Remember the Holocaust?

Thursday, January 27th, marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Whilst world leaders made public statements with themes like “Never again,” and “We will always remember,” it is also important to look at these world leaders’ actions, sometimes even more than their words, as well as look carefully at the policies of countries and governments when it...
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Come to the Well

Remember when you first started learning about Israel, and whether it was something about the biblical feasts, covenants, or prophecy, you were amazed by how rich and meaningful it was? If your experience was anything like mine, you were astounded by how deep and heart-connecting these biblical, Jewish, Israeli things were.  Honestly, it kind of...
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God is Making His Move

It seems the popular answer among Christians when asked if they believe in replacement theology is, “No.” End of discussion. If you ask what replacement theology is, you will get various answers. The simple definition is: “The Christian Church, established through Jesus Christ, brought with Him a distinctively New Covenant that superseded or replaced the...
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