As 2017 ends, we see things heating up in the Middle East. Kevin Kallsen of Anglican Unscripted and Rev. David Pileggi of Christ Church Jerusalem talk about the building tensions in the region and what we should be praying about going into 2018.
This week has seen something unprecedented in the 70 years since Israel was reborn as a nation: a sitting United States president acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of modern Israel. Of all the things that Trump has done and said in his 10 months in office, this one has really made me think and ponder and pray.
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]