A Journey as Old as Humanity Itself
What’s behind our timeless fascination with religious pilgrimage?
Years ago, Thomas Friedman's The Lexus and the Olive Tree contrasted two ways of being in the evolving Western world. One, epitomized by the “olive
Strength in Despair
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle
How the Prophet Habakkuk Built an Anti-Fragile Faith
Lessons on worshiping a consistently unpredictable God.
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in
An Anointed Trend? Christian Women and Essential Oils
Faithful users rediscover the ancient practice and the healing within God’s creation.
tree of life…,” said Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest in Nashville. She found 400-450 examples of ancient oils used for healing and anointing in Scripture, from the cinnamon-olive oil
Gentiles in the Hands of a Genocidal God
We're troubled by God's commands for Israel to wipe out entire peoples. Why we should be encouraged.
Only faith in Jesus Christ brings Gentiles into covenant with God, grafting them into the life of Israel like a wild olive shoot grafted into a well-cultivated olive tree (Rom. 11:24).
Our Desert Ways
or two / I got the chords, if you got words, baby we can sing." So begins this gem of an album from Memphis-bred brothers Ben and Scott Cunningham, aka The Olive Tree, who invite
Australia Reflections, part 2
Another group, Olive Tree Media, recently shared some stats about why people in Australia don't attend church. I will go more in depth with that in my next post.
How to Treat a Rebellious Israel
Part two of a conversation between John Piper and Jews for Jesus head David Brickner.
Rather, corporate Israel will be saved in the end because she will be grafted back into the same covenant tree with all of us wild olive branches (Rom. 11:16–24).
Exercise, technology, and diet help us live longer than ever. Should those who look to eternal life care?
genetic technologies, we may no longer need homespun remedies like port wine and olive oil. while Adam suffered no bodily corruption before the Fall, he could eat from the Tree of Life
On the Jesus Trail
What we learned from Jews, Muslims, and Arab Christians as we traced the footsteps of Christ in Galilee.
vineyards and silvery olive groves added patches of color to the brown hills. But my blistered feet were aching for a rest, so I was glad when I saw a man picking dates from a tree in front
The Ultimate Kibitzer
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein wants Jews to trust evangelicals, and evangelicals to love Israel.
to the Gentiles. He was a way to be grafted onto the olive tree of Israel. But the Jewish covenant continues to be valid. The roots support the branch.".
Why Evangelize the Jews?
God's chosen people need Jesus as much as we do.
"The biblical hope for Jewish people," Willowbank says, "centers on their being restored through faith in Christ to their proper place as branches of God's olive tree, from which they are
Mainline churches at odds with Israel
Methodists call creation of Israel the 'original sin' and bring back divestment talks
Methodists call creation of Israel the 'original sin' and bring back divestment talks.
Honest Prayer, Beautiful Grace
The messianic and passionate U2 sounds like itself again
After reaching a certain lyrical and musical pinnacle with The Joshua Tree (1987), the band embarked on tour in 1997, the band toured with props such as a giant lemon and olive, a 100
Interview with a Pharisee—and a Christian
How two believers of two faiths talk to one another with conviction and civility.
covenant. Kendall: Romans says all Israel will be saved. The olive tree in Romans 11 means you, a natural Jew. But I reject replacement theology. Rosen
Megachurches on the Defensive
Plus: The real "Lucy," Australia's churches respond to rioting, keeping Benny Hinn out of Fiji, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Jerusalem patriarch prays barrier removed | The top Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land planted an olive tree Sunday on the planned route of Israel's separation barrier in a West
Standing for Peace on the Eve of War
Christian group seeks nonviolent solution in Iraq.
She was there to plant a tree and pray for peace. Hebron's Peacemakers Find No Shalom in Olive Branches | Christian Peacemaker Teams, a social-justice group working overseas, is