Who Won? Israel or the Palestinians?

Adam Shatz: The ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas in Cairo after eight days of fighting is merely a pause in the Israel-Palestine conflict. It promises to ease movement at all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, but will not lift the blockade. It requires Israel to end its assault on the Strip, and Palestinian [Read More...]

Technology Bites Back

Jennifer O’Mahony: As of last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together. Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sherif, who last year urged women to defy a driving ban, said a man had contacted her [Read More...]

Job’s Lament (and What’s in it For Me?) (RJS)

The poetic portion of the book of Job begins in Chapter 3 with Job breaking the silence and cursing the day of his birth. Translation below from Tremper Longman III (Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms))  (p. 96-97) Let the day on which I was born perish, and the night (on [Read More...]

Evangelical Political Theologies

This is not about the right candidate; this is about how evangelicals frame their relationship to politics. And one of the best pieces to read on this topic is Geoffrey C. Bowden’s “The Evangelical-Anabaptist Spectrum,” an essay in the fine book The Activist Impulse: Essays on the Intersection of Evangelicalism and Anabaptism (Pickwick). What Bowden is [Read More...]


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