All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘middle east’

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    People You Ought to Consider Supporting

    Like you, Chris and I scramble at the end of the year asking the question, “Who should we send a year-end gift to?” It’s sort of a weird tradition. I mean, it all counts the same in both God’s eyes and in the eyes of …

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    When You Don’t Know What To Do

    It was the evening of November 12th. Sitting with my dear friend Samir at his home in Saudi Arabia, I got a text from our daughter Anna who lives in Beirut: Don’t worry. I’m ok.   “Why would she say that,” I asked Samir. He …

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    Israel: A Homeland for All Jews?

    Brian Newman is a good friend. I know him. I trust him. He’s 100% Jewish and yet believes that Jesus of Nazareth was and is the Messiah that many Jews are still waiting for. He doesn’t think of himself as “Christian.” He’s Jewish. Brian’s heart …

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  • Why do Muslims Persecute Christians?

    Do Muslims persecute Christians? And if so….why? Are there reasons? Or none? Watch as Mustafa Akyol gives a helpful short response to this difficult question.

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  • What’s Going on in Syria – Behind the Scenes

    Have you wondered what the REAL story is in Syria? What’s motivating things behind the scenes? No one knows for sure, but here’s my opinion.

    It’s about Iran and Israel. Here’s why.

    The country of Iran is not an imminent or direct threat to Israel’s security. President Ahmadinejad likes to threaten Israel, but it’s for show. The Hamas are also not a threat – they are contained and have no real weapons. They are more of a thorn in the flesh than an actual threat. The only real threat to Israel is the Hezbollah of Lebanon.

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  • Israel, “Replacement Theology” and Jesus’ Kingdom

    I am often asked about my “position on Israel.” In fact, it may be the #1 question Christians ask me.  Non-Christians (of any stripe) never ask me that.  It’s a fair question and deserves a thoughtful response. Some of you don’t care, but for those …

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  • Further Understanding of the Modern Middle East

    Turkey, Iran and Sudan are on the edges. Sometimes they are lumped in with the “Middle East” but not always. Turkey is quite different from the Arab countries. They are Turks and speak Turkish for starters. Iran is also not Arab. They are Persian and speak Farsi. Sudan is Arab in the north and tribal non-Arabic speaking in the South (the country is in the process of becoming two as we speak).

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  • Change in the Middle East is Good. Right?

    The Middle East is on fire. Changing. Revolutions. Dictators falling and democracies failing. Is it positive? Here’s my take….

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