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Unity with the Persecuted

September 22, 2014

“Speak up for your brothers & sisters. Repent of silence. Rejoice to be in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” Metaxas spoke of unity not because of nationality or politics – but because the Church must speak with one voice against evil.

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IRD to Sponsor “People of the Land” Conference Examining Christians and Israel

September 18, 2014

Polls show that U.S. Evangelicals remain strongly pro-Israel. But an increasing number in parachurch groups, Evangelical schools and missions groups are endorsing pro-Palestinian political activism.


Resisting Occupation?

September 10, 2014

Last week an impressive new monument was dedicated near my home on the site of a freed slave cemetery. About 1700 escaped slaves, or contrabands, were buried there during the Civil War and just…

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Irrefutable: Israel’s Case for Legitimacy

August 29, 2014

Amidst all struggles, Israel reborn as a modern, thriving Jewish state “is undeniably a miracle of God…”


Israel: As Seen Through the Eyes of an American Millennial

August 26, 2014

Zionist” is not a term I would use to describe myself. But as I found myself huddled and shaking in a bomb shelter along the Israel/Gaza Strip border as missiles fired overhead, my perspective started to change.


Jerusalem Mayor Blasts Evangelicals’ “Pro-Israel Pro-Palestine” Stance

August 23, 2014

The Evangelical Left’s trendy “Pro-Palestine, Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” stance lacks depth, facts, solutions and, according to the Mayor of Jerusalem, is in need of a serious reality check.

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Young United Methodists Wrestle with Global, Social Divisions

August 14, 2014

United Methodist youths and young adults gathered from around the world in the Philippines for worship, fellowship, and grappling with some of the denomination’s major theological and global divisions.


IRD’s Chelsen Vicari to Join Christian Solidarity Trip to Israel

August 12, 2014

IRD Evangelical Action Director Chelsen Vicari will travel to Israel in August as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip.


Checking On My Privilege (And, Yes, It’s Still There)

August 4, 2014

Postmodern thinking has taught me that as a white-male-American, I am unable to truly understand oppression the way the oppressed do. Maybe I can sympathize with the oppressed, but I can never empathize…


Another Stand For Israel

August 1, 2014

Violence and aggression in the Israeli conflict in Gaza have reached a frightening level.


Lost in Translation: Film Misapplies MLK to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 15, 2014

Do Palestinians have a “modern-day civil rights movement” with a “very, very clear” relationship to America’s civil rights past?

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Activists Seek to Divide U.S. Evangelicals and Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

July 11, 2014

A new movement of young activists is seeking to change the historically strong support of U.S. Evangelicals for Israel.