Quick word from Israel

Wild times in Israel. I have almost no time to write this and no chance to edit but here it goes… 17 of us find ourselves here in Jerusalem in the midst of what I hope does not escalate into a war. God only knows. For all of our faith family, rest assured, we feel safe. Every member of the group has peace. Israel knows what’s up – sharp people who have been threatened non-stop for thousands of years. As a few of us met together for prayer this evening I realized how much deeper my passion was for peace in the middle east when I am in the middle east. When my children’s parents are in the middle east. While a missile was aimed at a city I am staying in. It’s really been a gut check for my prayer life. I prayed for Jews. And Palestinians. And Egyptians. And our president. Somehow I found myself praying as if I believed my requests just might accomplish something. Somehow I found myself wishing that believers everywhere would long for peace so deeply that they would pray for and hope for and work for it. FYI – Israel is surrounded by multiple nations that want them wiped off the face of the earth. You’d have to be here to understand just how vulnerable this little nation the size of New Jersey really is. At the international level, they are one of […]

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How is a Christian to vote? -part 2

Tell us who to vote for. Wouldn’t that be easy. But I’m not trying to use discipleship to do an election; I’m trying to use an election to do discipleship. It’s not that this election doesn’t matter. It does. But not as much as making disciples. I write for our little tribe of Jesus-followers to reconsider our approach through the eyes of […]

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