The other day, I raised a question for evangelicals who think standing with Israel means supporting them no matter what. How do you reconcile a “never criticize Israel” mentality with the overwhelming witness of the biblical prophets? If you’ve been told that unconditional support for Israel is the only “biblical” position, that the modern-day state enjoys … Continue reading Why evangelicals should think twice about equating modern Israel with Israel of the Bible
Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. The legacy of this war is hotly contested, and there are at least three competing views. Some argue the War on Poverty created a culture of dependency, while pouring massive amounts of money down the drain. They point to official government figures, which show the poverty … Continue reading Should we even be fighting the War on Poverty?
The predestination debate often gravitates toward the same handful of New Testament texts. The problem, to quote Paul Eddy, is, “There’s an entire 39 books before the New Testament that use the same kind of [predestination] language.” In other words, if you want to understand what the Bible says about election, don’t skip the Old Testament. … Continue reading Election in the Old Testament, part 2