I am always pleased to find a new publication by my colleague and good friend, John (“Jack”) Beck, who serves on the adjunct faculty of the Jerusalem University College. John has traveled extensively in the land of Israel and has a passion to make the message of the Bible more understandable to Christians by explaining how the geography, culture and climate of the biblical world impacts the biblical message.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and endorse it as an important resource for those interested in a biblical theology of the land. While I don’t embrace his conclusions, Martin has given us much to think about and discuss.
Once again the United States government is trying to use its’ influence through promises of financial and military aid to broker a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This time it is Secretary of State John Kerry who is attempting to serve as the mediator between the two hostile factions, neither of which are…Continue reading Prospects for Peace in the Holy Land?
With Tim Harmon (MABTS student) It’s been a fact of life since the Fall: we all get sick. Whether due to our phobias or our finances, we’d all like to avoid the doctor’s office if we can help it. But the next time we find ourselves grumbling over our co-pay, it’s worth considering how our…Continue reading Health and Healthcare in Ancient Israel
There’s power in what you don’t say. “Did you have a good time last night,” mom asked as I sat down for breakfast. “Sure,” I said, shrugging my shoulders slightly. “So, what did you do?” “Oh, I hung out at Pete’s house for a while,” I said, hesitating slightly. “And we watched a movie.” Mom…Continue reading What’s Wrong with our Gospel? There’s Power in What You Don’t Say