The history of the old and new can be seen in Bethsaida, ruins of what was once a place of profound teachings mentioned many times in the New Testament.
The continuation of our journey along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem is brought to an emotional conclusion in this week's article.
Today begins the seven day Jewish festival of Sukkot. The word “Sukkot” means “booths,” and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering. Christians refer to this festival as the Feast of Tabernacles. Tens of thousands of Jews come to celebrate […]
The bond of love between a brother and sister is something to be cherished. This sibling bond marks the celebration of the Hindu festival of Rakshabandhan, literally translated as the “bond of protection.” But what is a parent's role in making sure that favoritism and jealousy do not ruin the bond?
The world has gone mad! Unreasonable people are making unreasonable decisions and coercing others to take unreasonable actions on their behalf. Youth of South Africa, youth of the world: Listen! This is your call to action. Hear what people have to say, learn what they are talking about and then think for yourselves and determine […]
Women are raising the next generations that will be our leaders, how can we honor them and learn from incredible women of the past? By taking inspiration from the Biblical examples we have and looking to the amazing women all around us.
Having faith in hard circumstances can seem impossible sometimes. So how do we attain this? Our Biblical writer gives several scripture verses that guide us in the right direction.
How can Tisha B'Av help us look forward with hope when there has been so much sorrow and destruction in our lives? The Jewish observance of the date the Temples were destroyed reminds us to remember the pain and learn from it.
The Nine Day leading up to Tisha B'Av is a historically tragic time in Jewish history. What can these days teach Jews and Christians alike about how we are to live today?
“Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem; for the Lord has comforted his people and he has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.” Isaiah 52:9-10 The Redemption of Zion has been spoken […]
The Shabbat is a day of rest that the Jewish people have observed for generations and many other peoples and religions also have a similar practice. But the million dollar question is and always has been “What does it mean to remember the Sabbath by keeping it holy?”
A Father Worthy of Honor “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and mother is the first commandment to […]
Israel is the only safe place for Christians in the Middle East. It is the only place where the population of Christians has increased, not declined as has happening and continued to happen in the surrounding Arab countries.
The beauty and health of the oceans and seas impact us far more than we may think. This magnificent view above from Bora Bora, French Polynesia is a testament to the incredible creativity of God. (pexels.com) Let’s go back to the very beginning when they were first created and explore the origins from the Bible’s […]