What’s the reason for the rage?

At around three in the morning on June 10, fifty heavily armed Fulani Islamists on motorbikes and in pick-up trucks rode into the mostly-Christian Dogon village of Sobame Da in the West African nation of Mali and began to burn everything in sight. Straw-thatched huts, shops and sheds were set ablaze. Any of the helpless […]

Change in an unchanging world

When I was decades younger, I recall older people lamenting how the “world today” had changed from when they were young. Now I’m one of them and grumble about change the same as they did. Then again, some things haven’t changed. Perhaps I’m just more aware of contradictions, absurdities and outrages. • Opening a social-media […]

Israel: Three miracles of God

In all areas of human existence, God led His chosen people to superlatives through their readiness to serve, perseverance and mission. That applies worldwide in the proclamation of faith, in science, medicine and technology, and in agriculture. This even became a proof for the reliability of the Bible. The devout Prussian General Hans Joachim von […]

Governor Huckabee’s words of comfort to Israel

In many nations, a politician speaking in religious terms would be ridiculed. Most only want to be seen going to church at Christmas. But some politicians are proud of their faith and proclaim it readily, especially with regard to Israel. Mike Huckabee, 62, became a Southern Baptist minister in 1972, pastored two churches from 1980 […]

Do Jews have too much power and influence?

If there is one accusation against the Jews that has prevailed for millennia, it is that they have too much power and influence. From Pharaoh to Hitler to US Congressmen today, there have always been anti-Semites who have justified their Jew-hatred by claiming the Jews have too much power. The Jews control the banks (money), […]

Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant

When we are overseas on speaking tours, people have often told us they are not free to speak the truth about radical Islam, the Quran, or Muslim hatred of Christians, Jews and Israel. Bible believers are afraid of being declared Islamophobic and being prosecuted in court. There have been such cases in Europe and North […]

An email message at three in the morning

Shira and Amichai Ish-Ram at news conference at Shaarey Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. (Israel National News, INN) My wife received an email message from a woman in our neighborhood last December 10 asking for prayer. Her 21-year-old granddaughter, Shira Ish-Ran, seven months pregnant, and her husband Amichai had both just been shot in a terrorist […]

How Christians should relate to Israel: Psalm 117 – A guideline

How many Gentiles praise God for His good deeds, mercy, bountiful blessings, lovingkindness towards…Israel? Gentiles giving praise for Israel’s blessing? Is this even an issue? Absolutely! Consider Psalm 117, the shortest chapter in the Bible–just two verses: “Praise the L-RD, all you nations; praise Him, all you peoples; for His lovingkindness overwhelms us, and the […]

A Collection of News Stories from Israel

Son of Israeli PM speaks out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, has developed a social-media following due to his reputation for being bitingly blunt. Oft-quoted by the news media, he recently took Ahmed Tibi, the notorious Arab member of the Israeli Parliament, to task for his stream of criticisms of Israel (as reported […]

Imagining the unimaginable

Picture this: An American Evangelical pastor kneeling in the Oval Office of the White House and praying for President Donald Trump, with the pastor’s hand placed on the president’s shoulder. It’s no fiction. On October 12, Pastor Andrew Brunson, who had been in a prison in Turkey since 2016 on false charges of espionage, and […]