Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

July 2011 Archives

The Fortress

posted by jfletcher

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. (Isaiah 49:16) A lot of people don’t like Jews, and a whole lot of nations loathe Israel, but I admit to a sense […]

Good Fences Make Adequate Neighbors

posted by jfletcher

Israel’s security barrier, termed an “apartheid wall” by Jimmy Carter groupies, has saved Jewish lives. Period. The Bible speaks of a time when Israel will be a land of unwalled villages. There is some debate about what this means, exactly. […]

Blessing and Curses

posted by jfletcher

And I bless those blessing thee, and him who is disesteeming thee I curse, and blessed in thee have been all families of the ground. (Genesis 12:3) When one looks at Scripture, then looks at world history, the Bible makes […]

The Ultimate Debt-Ceiling

posted by jfletcher

In the Bible’s Book of Revelation, the 13th chapter, we read—if one supposes this figure is yet future—a description of a world leader who will be so fearsome, he will make mass murderers Hitler and Stalin look like amateurs. Interestingly, […]

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He came, He saw, He conquered
Mark 16 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first da

posted 9:09:57pm Apr. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Fighting BDS
For some time, Israel’s enemies have been cultivating relationships in a seemingly benign environment: America’s religious community. In particular, BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) efforts have continued apace within mainline communities (Presbyterian Church-USA; United Methodist Church; etc.

posted 2:30:21pm Mar. 05, 2014 | read full post »

The Great(?) Debate
I don’t know that it was the end of the creationist movement—I’ll be accused of hysterics on that one by my own kind—but if I’m being fair and objective, Bill Nye more than held his own in his debate with Ken Ham at the latter’s Creation Museum in Kentucky tonight.      (

posted 10:40:50pm Feb. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Warrior
The Warrior is about to go to his fathers. If press reports are accurate, 85-year-old Israeli legend Ariel Sharon is near death. In a coma for almost eight years, “Arik” is slipping from life. Not wanting to falsely anticipate his demise (we still remember the early Titanic headlines: “Al

posted 6:44:29pm Jan. 01, 2014 | read full post »

JFK in Palestine
Four pages, typewritten. Analytical. Discerning of a situation so complex, not much has changed in 75 years. John F. Kennedy in Palestine. On the eve of World War II, the future president visited the tortured little region on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and, just before leaving

posted 10:56:00pm Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »


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