Prophets Street Blog Index


Look What's in the Mailbox Coworker Larry Krieg read from correspondence he and his mother received when he was a nine-year-old boy from C.S. Lewis...

The Fear of Being Unloved Sometimes it seems this country has scoliosis. A concrete wall twists like a bad spine through the center of the nation...

Who Will Lead my People? Thoughts in the run up to the election of the 19th Knesset.

Christmas through Jewish Eyes Walking down Jaffa Road in Jerusalem for the first time on a Christmas morning was quite a cross-cultural experience for me.

The Root of Our Region's Conflict Our community will not accept as members any who champion Jews over and against Muslims, or Muslims over and against Jews...

How Our Muslim Neighbors See the Conflict in Gaza How can people see the same events so differently?

Benchmark of Faith In the first centuries of Christianity, a profound shift occured from the Sermon on the Mount to the Nicene Creed.

Common Ground in a Jerusalem Emergency Room  We had an unexpected visit to the emergency room of Hadassah Hospital...

Clashing Civilizations in the Amman Morgue Death is the great equalizer, and I certainly saw a cross-section of the people of Jordan as I sat waiting in the Amman morgue for a few hours on Shabbat morning.

He Who Sits in Heaven Shall Laugh The once-unimaginable happened today, as the Egyptian election commission announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi will be the next president...

What's Happening to Matisyahu? The idea of a hasidic reggae superstar may sound strange, but if you've heard the music of Matthew Miller...then you know there's something about it that touches the soul and spirit....

We are Not Under the Law Is it the law of God or the love of God that compels us?

Rome or Jerusalem? For the Romans, the destruction of Jerusalem was no footnote to history, it was a big deal.

Who Deserves to be Saved? A year ago a lieutenant colonel in the IDF was praised in the media, after he and his men in the Jordan Valley brigade helped a Palestinian mother...

In the Shadow of Stephen Stephen became the first Christian martyr just down the street.

Liars Who 'Love God'  If someone says "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar.

When Truth Becomes Clear  The use of battlefield weapons against trapped civilians.

The Power of No Partiality  It's a revelation for every poor, marginalized, outcast or forgotten family that crosses the borders of Israel with us seeking heart surgery for their child...

Christian Hate for Muslims  Can Messiah change our heart toward our neighbors?

An Irrevocable Calling  God's covenant with the people of Israel will never be revoked.

Do We Recognize the Jewish State?  Or has our community of believers replaced Israel as the people of God...

The Essential Kiss  Our mercy is worthless without truth...

Eyes on Kurdistan  in the aftermath of September 11 as well as the shaking of the Arab Spring...

The Only Hope for Peace  between Israel and its neighbors is the message of the New Testament...

I Tell You a Mystery What can we as followers of Jesus say to the peoples of the Middle East about the seemingly intractable conflict that divides them? What is the good news or 'gospel' that we carry?...

Access Denied Should the "Shevet Achim" principle from Psalm 133 (brothers living together in unity) be extended beyond medical care?...

Give Me Only My Daily Bread? Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also...

Living the Sermon on the Mount Several weeks ago I sat in a circle of men at the Starbucks in West Amman, listening as a veteran Christian worker poured out his frustration with what he seemed to see as a phony, ineffective, and powerless Church...

Engaging the Issues Prophets Street Blog is a new endeavor for Shevet Achim. Our physical location on Prophets Street (???? ???????) in Jerusalem inspires us with the example of the biblical prophets who deeply and passionately engaged with issues of their day...