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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
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 FaithSubscriber Access Only
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:
An Anointed Trend? Christian Women and Essential OilsSubscriber Access Only
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
Our Desert WaysSubscriber Access Only
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.
The Ultimate KibitzerSubscriber Access Only
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?Subscriber Access Only
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 IsraelSubscriber Access Only
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 GraceSubscriber Access Only
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 ChristianSubscriber Access Only
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
Peacemakers Seek to Show War from Point of View of Iraqi CiviliansSubscriber Access Only
Six Christian Peacemaker Team members remain in Iraq as bombs drop
water treatment center, yards from the spot where they had planted a tree and prayed Hebron's Peacemakers Find No Shalom in Olive Branches | Christian Peacemaker Teams, a social
Megachurches on the DefensiveSubscriber Access Only
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 WarSubscriber Access Only
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
Sleepers AwakeSubscriber Access Only
Our hope for this issue and for God's people everywhere.
24:14), and that “Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of Gentiles has come in,” but that the “natural branches” will be grafted back into the olive tree, “And so
A Wake-Up Call to Become Global ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
"The deadly attacks on America will provoke many responses, but Christians are commanded to love our neighbors."
In Thomas Friedman's bestseller on globalization, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, he describes a label on a computer part that reads, "This part was made in Malaysia, Singapore, the
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fiction. Donald V. Etz Dayton, Ohio. A Jewish Olive Tree. Thank you for the article explaining Messianic Judaism ["The Return of the Jewish Church," Sept. 7
What It Means to Love IsraelSubscriber Access Only
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
What God Hath Not JoinedSubscriber Access Only
Why marriage was designed for male and female.
Paul, Rogers claims, says that God himself acts "against nature" in "grafting" Gentiles into the olive tree, the people of God (Rom. 11). Similarly, Rogers
The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
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