A Final Word on the Middle Eastern Crisis

The past week has been a turbulent one on the Revangelical blog. After posting three articles that called for peace, an end to evangelical Zionism, and the need to look beyond what the news is telling you in order to get a more complete picture of what is occurring in Israel, I have received countless comments, tweets, and messages from people either expressing gratitude for a fresh perspective on this situation or utter disgust that I would use my blog to suggest anything other than the … [Read more...]

Live Life Up

Post By: Clark Hardy, ContributorSomething I deeply appreciate and love about my wife is the depth of conversations we often have. Each of us has an interest in people and the aspects of their experiences that result in who they are. Rachel's degree is a specialized sociology degree, and mine religion and theology. Human persons intrigue, inspire, and motivate us.The other night we were discussing how as people, we often get stuck in rut of surviving rather than thriving. Each mundane … [Read more...]

On Being A Heretic… (Crucified with Christ)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20 As I have reflected on this passage recently, it has begun to take on a whole new meaning. I finally feel like I am in a place where I can begin to just taste the smallest flavor of what it means to be crucified with Christ. To take up Christs' cross. To identify with Jesus as he has identified … [Read more...]

Why I Can No Longer “Stand Up” For Israel

Post By: Christian Stackaruck, Theology ContributorI love Israel.I have studied, lived, and served in Israel and cannot wait to return to do so again. Further, many of my dearest friends are Israeli or are ardent supporters of Israel. Recently, reading about recent violence between Israel and Palestine in the news has reawakened years of questions and emotions that, from time to time, I succeed in laying to rest.I used to be pro-Israel in every sense of the word. After departing … [Read more...]

8 Things You Need To Know About Gaza


The ongoing crisis in Gaza is complex. As I have said before, in these turbulent times, our first calling as followers of Jesus is to pray for peace. Peace between Israel and Hamas. Peace between Jews and Palestinians. Peace between all those who stand divided by these issues. We should work to prevent bitterness and hatred from arising, and instead seek the way of grace, forgiveness, and reconciliation. But that road is long and difficult. The path towards peace is one we must all continue to … [Read more...]

Hamas, the IDF, & Peace in the Middle East

I have a headache.I have been sitting around all day reading about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The situation is so incredibly complex. Emotions are high.Everyone has an opinion. No one seems to have a concrete answer. Few seem to have any verifiable facts.We see news reports of Israeli citizens cheering as they watch the IDF's shower of rockets rain down on Gaza, killing dozens of civilians. We hear reports of Hamas, the Palestinian terror group, using their own people … [Read more...]