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Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

April 2012 Archives

Benzion Netanyahu—An Ember of Sacred Fire

posted by jfletcher

In his riveting profile of Don Isaac Abravanel, acclaimed historian Benzion Netanyahu wrote about an encounter the Middle Ages statesman and philosopher had with Spain’s Queen Isabella, on the eve of the expulsion of the Jews from that country. Netanyahu […]

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Captain Edward John Smith—”Absolutely Fearless”

posted by jfletcher

His body was never recovered, and no doubt some of the stories of heroism are embellished—if only because the chaos of Titanic’s final hours would prevent an investigative reporter-type analysis. Yet we know that Captain Edward John Smith—the Titanic’s only […]

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Titanic’s “Forgotten”

posted by jfletcher

In a few more hours, many of the passengers of Titanic will have unknowingly seen their last hours of sunlight. For a hundred years, the fate of the “super-ship” has gripped the minds of countless followers of the disaster, and […]

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Good, Good Friday
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they ...

posted 12:03:39pm Apr. 03, 2015 | read full post »

Rebels Without a Cause
Those who dismiss the late James Dean as merely a brooding, self-absorbed young actor miss the point, I think. Dean, who evidently suffered both from the early loss of his mother and from abuse at the hands of a trusted clergyman, really was ...

posted 2:08:36pm Feb. 05, 2015 | read full post »

The King of Zionism
Each year, various groups and individuals seek to politicize the memory of Martin Luther King, on the national holiday in his honor. So I will, too. Perhaps a little-known fact about “MLK” is that he was a strong supporter of the ...

posted 10:24:46am Jan. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Kay Wilson—Choosing Life
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the horrific Palestinian terror attack on my friend, Kay Wilson, and her friend, Kristine Luken. Kay survived, somehow; Kristine, a Christian, did not. Their attackers targeted them because they were ...

posted 11:49:49am Dec. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Jesus Unmasked
Jesus Christ…the most famous figure in world history. According to the apostle John: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books ...

posted 11:21:27am Dec. 15, 2014 | read full post »

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