Israeli & Middle Eastern followers of Jesus unite to care for their hurting region

I had the privilege to photograph At the Crossroads for the third time. I’m still processing all the stories a  heard. My hope to share more of those later. For now, here’s the press release from the event. “In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria … Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, […]

War and peace in Jerusalem

“So glad you’re not in work today. Just seen stabbings at Jaffa Gate.” So read a text message from my best friend in Cardiff, Wales. My heart sank, and I quickly went to a news website, which confirmed the attacks. (The two attackers were killed, and two victims have died). Then a text message from an Israeli friend asking if I was O.K. made sense. I thought she’d messaged only because I hadn’t answered her […]

What do you say to a terror survivor or a hero?

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. – Romans 12:15 At Texas A&M University there is a tradition. Well, there are many traditions, but the one I am thinking of is called Muster. On April 21 every year, current and former students gather at the school and in cities around the world to remember those fellow Aggies who have died in the last year. A roll call of the dead is […]

Ripples of violence disrupt life in Jerusalem

I’ve been pondering for days what to write about last week’s events in  Jerusalem. Reporting a lot of detail is a waste of time. There are ample news sources doing a good job (and watchful groups calling out those doing a TERRIBLE job. CNN & MSNBC, I’m looking at you). Instead, I want to share some of the ripples I’ve seen and felt every time a stone is thrown in the water. Prayer is suddenly […]

How to Pray: ‘Not now!’ to terrorism in Jerusalem

I am sure you are aware the recent wave of terror attacks in Israel, centered in Jerusalem. Since October 1st and until today – October 16th, the number of casualties is: 7 have lost their lives, 99 were injured, among them 10 are in severe medical condition. Many have been asking how we have been led to pray in Succat Hallel. Here are a few major points: I Believe We Are to “Re-Enforce” a “Gag […]