The second edition of Al Kalima, the bulletin for the Nazareth Center for Christian Studies (NCCS), was released in September 2007 with the title Paving the Way for Theology, for Life, picturing Rev. Dr. Bryson Arthur on the front page on the day the new parking lot was paved. Dr. Arthur is the director of NCCS. The magazine, published by NCCS, seeks to communicate not only what is happening at the Center, but also to relay current events in the Galilee evangelical scene.
Special for "Come and See", October 10, 2007
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July 24, 20073725 reads"It's hard to convince Americans that Palestinians are more than just terrorists," admits a Southern Baptist Christian worker who serves among Palestinians across the Middle East. "But these are needy people who for the most part are oppressed and marginalized. The Bible teaches us that 'God so loved the world,' but most of us think 'the world' is people who are like us. We try to help people understand that 'God so loved the world' includes Palestinians."
Erich Bridges, The Baptist Press, Jun 28, 2007
July 10, 20074502 readsDr. Bill Baker arrived in Nazareth in 1950 as a child of Baptist Missionaries. He was 9 months old. His family spent 10 years in Nazareth, while their children attended the Nazareth Baptist School (NBS), together with the local children. Bill never graduated from NBS. He only finished the 5-th grade, while he continued his education to become a professor in the Middle Eastern Department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
In the evening of June 2, 2007, NBS held its annual graduation ceremony with more than 500 people present. Before the 72 graduates of NBS were awarded their diplomas, the General Director of the school came to the podium, introduced Bill and invited him to come forward to receive a certificate of graduation.
Special For "Come and See", July 10, 2007
April 05, 20074823 readsThe Nazareth Baptist School hosted this week a special program with emphasis on the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus. The program was hosted by the Local Baptist Church - Nazareth. "Come and See" is proud to bring to you some of the songs played during this event.
Special For "Come and See", April 5, 2007
March 06, 20075233 readsOver the last several days, Nazareth Baptist School was honored to be featured in several newspapers in Israel, encompassing three different languages: in Hebrew in the national paper, Yidiot Ahronot, in English in the Jerusalem Post, and in Arabic in several papers like Hadeeth Elnass and internet sites such as ?Yahala?, ?Panet?, ?Farfesh? and others.
Special for Come and See, March 6, 2007
February 10, 20076929 readsBorn in the Holy Land and raised in the Middle East -Nazareth (Nazareth Rizkallah) is the only Middle Eastern Christian comedian in the USA.
The following is an interview that Liz David did with Nazareth, where he tells his story and how he got involved in the ministry of the Gaza Baptist Church
Liz David, Special For "Come and See", Feb 10, 2007
February 08, 20075007 readsA new Christian publication that intends to write theology on current and relevant issues was recently launched in Nazareth under the title "Al-Kalima" meaning "the Word" in Arabic.
The publication is aimed at the level of church members as the intention is to produce a theology for the people. It is published by the Nazareth Center for Christian Studies (NCCS), the newly launched center of learning in Nazareth. NCCS is an initiative of the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel (ABC). The ABC is the single largest evangelical group in Israel.
Special for "Come and See", Feb 8, 2007
November 06, 20065043 readsMany Jews in the United States and in Israel feel uncomfortable with the joining of Jews and evangelicals. Under the title ?A blessing or a curse? American evangelists explained?, Yitzhak Benhorin of Yediot Ahronot provides an in-depth overview of ?Christian Zionists? in the USA, while trying to explain their support to the puzzled Israeli reader.
This article is located in the "Global Terror" section (!!) and draws Evangelicals as 75 Million Christians in America that their first love is Israel - It also interviews the executive director of the Evangelical Christian lobby group lead by Pastor John Hagee.
Yitzhak Benhorin, YNET, Nov 5, 2006
August 18, 20064008 readsIn February, the Palestinian Bible Society in Gaza City received a terrorist threat: close and leave Gaza by the end of the month or be bombed. The Bible Society staff counted the cost, surrendered their lives to Christ and did not leave despite the real threat of death. Labib Madanat, a Jordanian Christian who is the director of the Palestinian Bible Society, explains that the Bible Society is called to serve the Palestinian people ? including the Muslims. The Society's commitment to love and to serve their ?beloved? Muslims continues, uninterrupted.
Open Doors Press Release, Aug 15, 2006
August 17, 20063889 readsApart of a few moments of alarms and rocket strikes in the vicinity of the city, the Sunday before the cease-fire was mostly sad and quiet in Nazareth's deserted tourist center. This place is one of the most visited, interesting and beautiful tourism sites of the Galilee; an attraction drawing pilgrims from all over the world. In its center lies the Annunciation Basilica, which according to tradition stands above the ancient house in which Mary, mother of Jesus, has had her conception announced (yesterday, August 15, marked the catholic holiday of the virgin mother, celebrating the day she rose to the heavens).
Orna Coussin, Haaretz, Aug 16, 2006