Evangelist and sociologist Tony Campolo, speaking to United Methodist leaders in Birmingham on Monday, warned that too many Christians have become "evangelical Zionists" who favor ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the Middle East. He says this one-sided view is prevalent among Southern Baptists.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004, GREG GARRISON, The Birmingham News, Alabama
November 24, 20043625 reads
November 23, 20043676 readsDr John Aves, honorary canon of Norwich Cathedral writes a review about Naim Ateek's booklit about Suicide Bombers - "What is Theologically and Morally Wrong with Suicide Bombings? A Palestinian Christian Perspective"
Naim Ateek is co-founder and director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem and was the first to articulate a Palestinian theology of liberation.
John Aves, World Faith Views, Feb 26, 2004
November 04, 200313638 readsA Palestinian Evangelical Scholar tries to explain why the Fundamental Evangelicals in the United States support the state of Israel and Why would a Christian Leader say, ?to stand against Israel is to stand against God??
Yohanna Katanacho writes about Jerry Falwell, one of the most prominent figures in Christian Fundamentalism in the USA
Special For Come and See, November 4, 2003
October 17, 20033752 readsThe Jerusalem Alliance Church is one of the strongest churches working among the Palestinians. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, it brings hope in the midst of hopelessness.
The Pastor of this church writes about their ministry.
Jack Sara, Jerusalem, Special For Come and See, Oct 18, 2003
July 14, 20033921 readsA Lebanese Scholar reviews "The Body and the Blood: The Holy Land's Christians at the Turn of a New Millennium" by By Charles M. Sennott.
"The real danger afflicting Christians in the Middle East is the spread of dhimmitude - being second-class citizens who are denied many of their basic rights and freedoms. The book has very little to offer on this subject'.
Reviewed by Habib C. Malik, July 2003
March 25, 20033918 readsRev. Dr. Bryson Arthur, Head of the Department of Theology and Holy Land Studies at Mar Elias University College in Ibillin, Israel writes about the war with Iraq:
"One king, George Bush, made the statement with conviction ?We will hunt down these Killers?. The other King ? King Jesus also made the statement with conviction ?Forgive them for they no not what they do?
Special for Come and See, March 25, 2003
February 24, 20033771 readsAn American Christian writes to fellow Christians who support the attack on Iraq:
"We won't show people the love of Christ, nor bring them to salvation AFTER blowing the crap out of them and their family members. Dead sinners don't come to the Lord".
Mike McNab, Special for Come and See, Feb 24, 2003
October 09, 20023909 readsA New York Times Artcile discribes the weird situation where Evangalical Christians and American Jews support Israel for two different reasons.
"This is a grim comedy of mutual condescension," says a Jewish scholar. "The evangelical Christians condescend to the Jews by offering their support before they convert or kill them. And the conservative Jews condescend to Christians by accepting their support while believing that their eschatology is nonsense. This is a fine example of the political exploitation of religion."
By Maureen Dowd, Washinton, New York Times, October 6, 2002
September 27, 20023676 readsAn Editorial at the Jerusalem Post describes the roots and the evolution of the support Israel is getting from Evangalical Christians.
"Bible-believing Christians throughout the US hold firm views regarding the State of Israel's role in the divine plan for history and, more than ever before, they have begun to put their money, and their political clout, to work on its behalf."
Jerusalem Post, Sep 24, 2002
September 23, 20026968 readsDr. James Dobson sends a reply to Dr. Bishara Awad's letter to Dobson that was published first by 'Come and See' and published in Christianity Today and other magazines.
"I was especially troubled by your characterization of me as "an instrument of hate and division." Founder and President of "Focus on the Family" argues with Dr. Awad over the "controversial figure of Dr. Hanan Ashrawi who is on the payroll of the father of modern-day terrorism" and quoting articles from Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (!!)
Christianity Today Weblog, Sep. 23, 2002