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Social Media Endangers The Fight For Peace In Israel: Here’s What You Can Do About It

All opinions expressed are those of the writer. Rockets launched toward Israel in the Gaza Strip on May 12, 2021. SAID KHATIB / AFP After the tragic rocket fire and civil unrest in Israel earlier this year, the internet showed us how quickly the Israeli-Palestinian...

How Cultural Bias Impacts The Way We Interpret Scripture

All opinions expressed are those of the writer. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien explain in their book Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes that it’s easy to miss the nuances of other cultures when reading the Bible; “When a passage of Scripture appears to leave out...

Being a Citizen of Heaven In a World Divided by Politics

All opinions expressed are those of the writer. Photo by Phillip Goldsberry via Unsplash. According to a study published by the European Journal of Political Research, the characteristic used most by Americans to identify themselves is political party affiliation, even over their own race, cultural...

What We Can Learn from Shabbat about Family Meals and the Power of Rest

All opinions expressed are those of the writer. Photo by Oktavisual Project. Drew Hill, a pastor and author, writes in his book, Alongside: Loving Teenagers with The Gospel, that the average family dinner time is less than 12 minutes, and that “twenty percent of American...

Rediscovering Easter: The Ancient Roots of a Modern Holiday

All opinions expressed are those of the writer. Chocolates, floral dresses, and best of all, bunnies. These may sound like a familiar combination, as they are some of the highlights of the Christian holiday called Easter. Of course, one cannot forget the origin of the...