Tag: Holy Land

What about “The Songs of Zion” (Ps. 137:3)?
Religion and Conflict

What about “The Songs of Zion” (Ps. 137:3)? The Orthodox Church and the Conflict in Gaza

Until 2023, before I left the Russian Orthodox Church, I was a priest of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. Thus, I have spent four years in Israel, and on the one hand, and I’m familiar with the context, but on the other I cannot be impartial, still feeling anxious about my friends there. Assessing…

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Where Are the Orthodox Biblical Archaeologists?
Biblical Studies

Where Are the Orthodox Biblical Archaeologists?

An unshakable question has been clinging to the bottom of my shoe for all of twenty years now. As co-director and area supervisor for the Bethsaida Archaeology Project I have been actively involved in overseeing excavations and writing reports at the site generally accepted as the ancient Galilean village where Jesus of Nazareth called his…

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Christians of Holy Land and the Jewish State
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Christians of Holy Land and the Jewish State

Amid the growth of Islamist persecution in the last few years, a variety of think tanks and politicians have sought to bring the plight of Christians in the Middle East to the forefront of American politics. Amid such fervor, Israeli leaders have also claimed their role in the defense of Christians. Prime Minister Netanyahu recently…

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American Evangelicals, Theological Fantasy, and the Jerusalem Embassy
Religion and Politics, Theology

American Evangelicals, Theological Fantasy, and the Jerusalem Embassy

The uncritical US evangelical embrace of the Trump US embassy move, as well as of the hard-line Netanyahu government in Israel, has important but odd theological roots. America’s most visibly pro-Israel evangelicals, fundamentalists, and dispensationalists act as they do, in large part, because for them what the modern State of Israel does matters far less than…

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