Israel fulfills prophecy

Feb 12, 2018 by

I respect J. Denny Weaver’s teaching and scholarship, but “On Jerusalem, Leave Prophecy Out of It” (Blog, Jan. 1) is a bridge too far. Weaver rebukes evangelicals who justify the actions of Israel by...

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Kraybill: An ill wind, or good?

Jun 19, 2017 by

The whirlwind appeared so quickly and came so swiftly toward us on the dusty road at Tel Dothan that I scarcely had time to take the lens cap off my camera. Then the little twister was upon us, blinding our...

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5 reasons we unquestioningly support Israel

Mar 29, 2016 by

Over the course of time I’ve noticed a troubling trend: it’s *almost* impossible to have a reasonable discussion with fellow Christians who believe we are called to give unwavering support to the modern...

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Sexual abuse among plain groups’ concerns

Mar 28, 2016 by and

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — If plain communities don’t deal with sexual abuse among them, the state will step in to deal with the problem, and some freedoms may be lost. That was Chester Weaver’s sober message...

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Nov 10, 2015 by

I will rejoice in Jerusalem and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress. . . . The wolf and the lamb shall feed together. . . . They shall not hurt or...

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Opinion: Being pro-Jesus on Israel-Palestine

Apr 27, 2015 by

There is a growing concern among evangelical Christians for the conflict in Israel-Palestine. Prominent leaders such as Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church and Gary Burge of Wheaton College are visiting the...

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Entrenched retaliation

Aug 18, 2014 by

Fighting in the Gaza Strip has resulted in more than 1,900 Palestinians and 67 Israelis killed since July 8. Hundreds of the dead Palestinians are children. At least six United Nations-run schools were struck...

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The earth is the Lord’s

Jun 11, 2014 by

It is said that giving is the spiritual thermometer of the church. A healthy congregation will experience healthy giving because it is tied directly to our understanding of God and our relationship to him. And...

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Two prophets, one mission

Jun 9, 2014 by

There are two distinct topics presented in these lessons, though the post-exilic setting in Jerusalem remains the same. In 520 B.C., our prophet Haggai has motivated Governor Zerubbabel and High Priest Joshua...

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‘Come and See’: Leaders visit Israel/Palestine

Mar 29, 2014 by and

Fifteen board members and staff representing Mennonite agencies and organizations traveled Feb. 24-March 4 to Israel/Palestine on a “Come and See” learning tour. The tour marked the beginning of a...

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Palestinian Mass a prayer for justice

Mar 20, 2014 by

“What do we do? We pray,” said Father Ibrahim Shomali to the crowd assembled in an olive grove in the West Bank town of Beit Jala. “Because we believe in God and we believe that one day he will hear our...

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Responsibility to know

Jan 6, 2014 by

For years it’s been tempting to avoid news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the continuous violence it fuels in the Middle East. It’s overwhelming. It’s painful to hear. It feels irrelevant to...

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