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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
Subscriber Access Only 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
Australia Reflections, part 3: Ally, Australia, and the Unchurched
In part 3, I thought I'd pass on some research Olive Tree recently released on Australia. You trends. Some of the highlights from the Olive Tree research include:
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only 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).
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.
Subscriber Access Only Chasing Methuselah
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
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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).
Subscriber Access Only 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
Mainline churches at odds with Israel
Methodists call creation of Israel the 'original sin' and bring back divestment talks
God's economy. Gentile Christians do not replace the Jews, but are joint heirs and wild branches grafted onto the Jewish olive tree. God's ultimate purpose
Subscriber Access Only 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.".
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only 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
Subscriber Access Only What It Means to Love Israel
Beware giving the nation too much theological meaning and the Jews too little.
God's economy. Gentile Christians do not replace the Jews, but are joint heirs and wild branches grafted onto the Jewish olive tree. God's ultimate purpose
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There’s No Crying on Social Media!
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