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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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Why Jews Can’t Buy Land in the West Bank

Many individuals and organizations around the world accuse Israel of creating an apartheid. Interestingly, the evidence on the ground does not support such a claim. Based on what is repeated through the media, most people assume the following about purchasing land in the West Bank: Assumption #1: Palestinians are restricted from buying land in the...
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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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