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HOLY AND UNHOLY FEAR

Surely it is time to get beyond extolling a god who, above all else, has to be feared. But coming to terms with this kind of deity has a long history, and letting go is not easy.  In ancient Persia, … Continue reading

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HOLY AND UNHOLY FEAR

Surely it is time to get beyond extolling a god who, above all else, has to be feared. But coming to terms with this kind of deity has a long history, and letting go is not easy. In ancient Persia, … Continue reading

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ON NOT AGREEING WITH SOME THINGS IN THE SCRIPTURES

Does the God of the Old Testament give Israel the right to destroy its enemies as if they are his own? Does the God of the New Testament consign to everlasting fire all who do not honor Jesus as his … Continue reading

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CHRISTIANS AND THE MAKING OF A JEWISH HOMELAND

Why is it that so many Christians support Jews’ returning to Israel to stay? And why would any Jew seek these Christians’ support for doing it? I don’t have a good answer to the second question, because of the answer … Continue reading

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SOME CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

For decades, American foreign policy has consistently devalued Palestinians’ claims to respect, land, and opportunity in the Middle East. One result has been to increase exponentially the difficulties of overcoming poverty-inspired hopelessness in their territories. Marc Thiessen recently characterized present-day … Continue reading

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