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Miracles

One Grape at a Time

Let’s not talk about politics, protests, riots, or COVID-19. It’s just a hunch, but I’m guessing you’re ready to hear about something else. Let’s talk about a phenomenon. A miracle, actually. Are you ready? The land of Israel is a tiny piece of real estate. It’s smaller than the state of New Jersey. I want...
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Does Jesus Love the Temple?

This week marks the beginning of a three week period of mourning in the Jewish community over the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE. Even though this time of mourning has been common in the Jewish community ever since the Temple’s destruction, it is a really unique phenomenon if you think about it....
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Modern Israel – Man’s Secular Creation or God’s Holy Hand?

As I have traveled around the world sharing about the miracle of Israel’s rebirth, I have encountered well-meaning Christians who claim that the modern State of Israel is secular, pagan, and against the will of God. They point to the fact that many of the founders of modern Israel weren’t believers, that the government is...
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2019 in Review & 2020 Vision

Fifteen years ago, a man named Tommy Waller took his family and went to Israel to help an Orthodox Jewish farmer plant, prune and harvest his vineyard. He had no idea that he was starting a worldwide movement. Today, thousands of Christians from all over the world have joined the movement, and farmers all over...
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When were the Settlements not Legal?

On Monday, November 18th, 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States no longer views Israel’s settlements as illegal. In this shocking and historic announcement, Pompeo went on to say that “after carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not...
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3 Things You Don’t Want to Miss When You Visit Israel

If you are reading this, I am guessing that you love Israel. And there is a good chance that you have even been to Israel at least once. Maybe you’ve been more times than you can count on one hand. If you went on a 10-day or 2-week tour, you probably had an amazing experience....
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Double Standards & Terrorists

On March 15th, a 28-year-old Australian man opened fire inside a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, not stopping before 50 people were dead. An attack of such horrific proportions is hard to fathom, and decidedly qualifies as an act of terrorism. As I read through the news, I saw a unifying theme—leaders from all political...
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Trump’s Peace Plan – the Ultimate Deal?

I want you to know that I am not Jewish or Israeli. I do not have a home in Israel. I am an American Christian who, for the last fourteen years, has worked closely with Israelis who live in Judea and Samaria. I am not anti-Trump. My hope in expressing my views is only to...
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Can Beautiful Feet Stop Terrorism?

I would like to ask a question: if the 1.5 million worldwide Christian tourists who come to Israel every year cared deeply enough to visit Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria (the place that much of the world calls the “West Bank” and wants to turn into a Palestinian State), would there be fewer murders of Jews...
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Which Way is Your Church Facing?

I felt inspired to begin this article by posting this cute(?) dog picture. I am not an expert on social media, but after a conversation with my good friend Andy, I learned that if you post a picture of your dog, you can get a lot more likes and comments on Facebook. He also said...
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The Dreams of the Prophets

As children, we dream. We dream about things that, for whatever reason, have been placed in our lives. We may have seen a fireman in uniform on a large fire truck and thought, “I want to be a fireman.” In our youth, we may have been inspired by a pastor or maybe a rabbi. We...
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There is a Tree of Life

In my last post I shared my initial exposure to Israel, having grown up, for the most part, ignorant of Israel and the Jewish people’s significant place in my own faith. Later, after completing a Passover Seder, I began to explore the foundations of my faith and Christianity as a whole. This article is written...
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