Rejecting the term “head-shinker,” Joan Jacobs—a homemaker and a pastor’s wife—writes from her own experience about “The Christian and the Head-Spreader.” Many Christians feel, at one time or another, a need for professional psychological help. But they may be reluctant to seek it, believing that they should be able to find all the help they need in the Bible. Sure, the Bible provides answers, but sometimes we need the assistance of those who understand better than we the application of biblical principles to the human psyche.

The Israeli-Arab situation is still front-page news, and the Christian is concerned about the Jews from a religious perspective. In the essay “The Messianic Jew” Louis Goldberg makes the point that accepting Jesus as the Messiah does not make a Jew less of a Jew. He is actually more of a Jew in the true biblical sense. The moving true account recorded by James Hefley in the article “More Jewish Than Ever—We’ve Found the Messiah” reveals some of the difficulties a Jew experiences when he accepts Christ as the Messiah. The problems fall also on the rabbis, families, and friends of Jews who accept Christ.

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