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I just returned from speaking at a church on the East Coast, and it was instructive for several reasons. My topic was Israel and her “place among the nations.” Turnout was excellent but at dinner that evening, the pastor gave […]

The first time I drove down to the Dead Sea, I almost ran off the road when acres of palm groves began dotting the barren landscape of the Judean Hills. What is this? I wondered. It was part of my […]

We get it each presidential election cycle: campaign promises that evaporate after the party is over. This year, a particularly annoying promise is again sure to be broken. “I will move America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem!” No, you […]

A recent blurb in Relevant magazine underscores some weaknesses of the modern Church. The news item, titled “Did Archaeologists Just Find Evidence of the Real Hezekiah?” tells us that King Hezekiah’s existence is well documented in the Old Testament, but […]

In 2015, a German court convicted a former SS guard at Auschwitz of complicity in the murders of 300,000 people. At 94, the guard admitted his crimes. In the New York Times article about the trial, a remarkable tidbit surfaced: […]

Although even some liberal Bible scholars stab at biblical history, claiming for example that the Exodus account is made-up, or that some of the patriarchs didn’t exist, time and again archaeology has confirmed the Bible’s authenticity. In Jeremiah 43, we […]

About 10 miles northeast of Jerusalem sits the Israeli community of Ma’aleh Michmas. To the international community, this place is a “settlement” (emphasis on the “sssss”). In the Bible, it is mentioned in 1 Samuel, Isaiah, and Ezra. The ancient […]

From almost the beginning, man has been out-of-sync with his Creator. Among other things, we have different views of timing. Humans want things now. Instant gratification. We also want what we want when things get tough. As in, God, please […]

Bible prophecy is being fulfilled at an astonishing rate, yet ironically, growing numbers of people within the Evangelical world (once a bastion of prophecy teaching) seem unaware of it. A recent blog post illustrates this fact, as a specific New […]

This week, President Obama will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time. One wonders why he didn’t do this in the past, say, October 2012, ahead of his last election. Oh well, he’s probably not coldly calculating, right? Increasingly, […]