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Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Franklin Graham and the Good Samaritan

Whatever else I may have thought about Franklin Graham (the Christian leader who prayed at the President’s recent inauguration), I’ve always respected his charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse. (My wife rode … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

How to Eradicate ISIS

“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth” – … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

Israel and Palestine: Unpleasant Statistics

I’ve been posting recently about Muslim attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (you might want to look at a couple I´ve done in the last ten days). In another week or … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christians and the Jerusalem Truck Attack

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure.’” (Psalms 122:6) Last week, a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem (part of the West Bank) drove a … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The “Right to Exist” – Christian and Muslim Perspectives

After last week’s post, my good friend Skip Schwarz, a Baptist minister and retired ski chaplain, sent me a long email, raising questions about my explanation about how Muslims look … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Christians, Israel, and the UN. Or, “What Would Jesus Veto?”

Once again, Israel and Palestine are in the news; once again, almost no one writes about how Muslims might see things. I understand that many Americans really don’t care what … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 3 Comments
The Text in Context

Helping modern readers engage with ancient biblical texts

Mark Biddle

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