Christians in T-Shirts Raise Missionary Fears in Israel

With Israel poised to invade Gaza, a group of Christians seeks a bit of the action: Strumming guitars and banging bongos, Christian pilgrims journeyed to Israel’s dusty border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday to offer support to Israeli troops participating in the military action. About 25 people, wearing white T-shirts that said “Your God [...]

Rabbis Ask Bush to Oppose Olmert

Once again, WorldNetDaily‘s Aaron Klein acts as messenger boy for the Israeli religious right: KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, Israel – A group of prominent rabbis is calling on President Bush to refuse political and financial support for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s plan to evacuate most of Judea and Samaria, stating the withdrawal is against U.S. interests, [...]

Controversial Korean Faith Healer to Appear in Madison Square Garden

South Korean evangelist and faith healer Lee Jae Rock is preparing to hold a “healing crusade” in New York. As ever, ASSIST Ministries reports: The “New York 2006″ healing crusade will take place in the historic Madison Square Garden on July 27, 28 and 29. …Like at all of his crusades, Dr. Lee will pray [...]

Neo-Pentecostal Pastor Convicted of Paying Workers £1.36 per hour, Faking Documents

NOTE: A statement from Van Rooyen below makes a strong case that this is one those instances where someone acting in good faith got into a hole thanks to other parties and found themselves being chewed up by the machinery of the law – which is far from being the same thing as being “brought [...]

Zion Oil Update

Yet again, Zion Oil and Gas makes it into the news. BusinessWeek reports: John Brown, a born-again Christian who believes the Bible will guide him to oil and gas in Israel, is planning to test the faith of investors in the U.S. in the next few weeks. The Texas-based novice oilman who founded Zion Oil [...]

Palestinian Christian Decline: Whose Fault?

On June 8, US Reps Michael McCaul and Joe Crowley published a draft resolution on the subject of Palestinian Christians, beginning with a dramatic headline: Help Save the Oldest Christian Community in the World Co-sponsor a resolution recognizing the plight of Palestinian Christians Dear Colleague: It’s time for Congress, the President and the international community [...]

Neo-Cons and Christian Zionists Target South Africa

The Jerusalem Post reports: CAPE TOWN – Reaching out to Christian supporters of Israel in Africa, a group of conservative Israeli thinkers and the interim head of the Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus will take part in the first Jerusalem Summit Africa in Cape Town on Monday, in an effort to garner support for Israel at [...]

Promise Keepers Founder: Unconverted Jews will be “Toast”

From the LA Times: …Bill McCartney, a former University of Colorado football coach and co-founder of the evangelical Promise Keepers movement for men, which became huge in the 1990s, has had a devil of a time getting his own apocalyptic campaign off the ground. It’s called The Road to Jerusalem, and its mission is to [...]

Agape Ponders “Ex-Gay” Therapist; Ignores Alleged Link with Polish Far-Right

Agape Press discusses controversy around “sexual orientation therapist” Richard Cohen: Christian psychotherapist Richard Cohen, board president of the ex-homosexual education and outreach organization known as Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), is addressing criticism leveled against certain therapy techniques he uses on clients with homosexual desires. …Cohen’s methods have raised some questions, however; [...]

Egypt Bans Da Vinci Code; MP Cites “Zionist” Origins

Ever wondered where the ideas in the Da Vinci Code come from? Egyptian MP Georgette Sobhi gives one view: Georgette Sobhi, a Coptic member [of Parliament], held up a copy of the book and the Arabic translation and said it contained material which was seriously offensive. “It’s based on Zionist myths, and it contains insults [...]