Category Archives: Elections

Elisha’s arrows, Sauron’s eye, and Ahithophel’s counsel

The Middle East is never boring. Fast paced events over the past few weeks included: Iranian-Gazan instigated riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a flexing of their ambition to lead the push for an Islamist caliphate concerted jihadi rocket attacks (over 4,300 total) on Jerusalem and Israel’s civilian population (fired by Hamas – ‘the […]

Running with the chariots

On July 6, 1924 a non-descript Scotsman approached the pulpit on 17 rue Bayard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.  The building was L’église écossaise de Paris (The Scots Kirk, Paris), and the preacher was Eric Liddell, the ‘Flying Scot’ and great Olympic hope of the United Kingdom. He chose not to run that day […]

Rachel Boskey: the letter I didn’t want to write – August 30 2020

  August 30 2020 Shalom dear friend, This is a letter I didn’t want to write.  Composing this letter over the last few weeks has been difficult.  Yet I am compelled to tell you what I sense, writing as carefully as I can.  For many years of our marriage and ministry Avner has been the […]

The Netanyahu charges – character, hypocrisy and a million paper-cuts

Israel’s Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has just announced his intention to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu on three charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. His intention to indict kicks off a process which could last for years in the courts. Mandelblit’s announcement is not a declaration that Netanyahu is guilty, though Bibi’s […]

Cold love and shaking kingdoms

Senator and historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus (54-117 AD) once commented on political transitions in the Roman Empire: “Dum hac totius orbis mutatione fortuna imperii transit” (“With worldwide convulsion the Imperial power was changing hands”). The recent changeover of political power in the USA might not be global in scope, but the world’s scoop-hungry media has whipped up this national news into tsunami-like […]

The prophet and the proud ruler

The Hebrew prophets described the times preceding the return of Messiah as a time of great shaking. Many foundations will be shaken, and many ‘givens’ in normal society will experience tremors. “And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more and I will shake not only the earth, but […]

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