Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Here I am (below) in Jerusalem with one of my heroes,
pastor of E. Jerusalem Baptist Church,and dean of Bethlehem Bible College.
BBC trains Palestinian Christians.
Amazingly, I have been basically told..by Americans..even while at the school, surrounded by what God is doing there!...that "Palestinian Christian' is an oxymoron.
Even though it was only a few miles taxi trip for him to come see me,
Alex never knows how long he will have to wait at the checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
He is that paradox: a Palestinian Christian.
I aim to get my video from Bethlehem Bible College uploaded soon.
Until then, here is a link to someone else's video tour of the college,
and here are my other posts on the college.
- that marvelous place that is routinely ignored on tours of Israel;
- that Christian school with bullet holes in the sign,
- that amazing place that houses the only public library in Bethlehem (it is worth it all to see the local kids watching "Veggie Tales" in Arabic there!)
Here's today's catch:
Below is an important "100 Huntley Street" (a Canadian Christian ...no, those two words are not an oxymoron either!...show) interview with Bethlehem Bible College founder/ president, Bishara Awad (Alex's brother, who blew us away when he spoke at the church I pastored in Delano when a dozen of his Palestinian cousins who lived in the area showed up) on issues related to being Arab/Palestinian Christians:
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I was honored that Gary Goodell, or someone at ThirdDayChurches liked my photo of our church ashtray on the Bible (displayed on right hand side bar of the blog, and featured in the spiritual formation interview post))..it now shows up on their homepage.
It reminded me to post this photo of the menorah with the ashtray, which we took just to make Rabbi Adam say "oy!"
How long till he posts that response? (:
Bonus photo below (from Unnecessaryquotes.com), Translation of Hebrew : "No Smoking" (By Command!):