This video is taken from the first Christ at the Checkpoint conference held in Bethlehem in 2010. It has been viewed more than 14,000 times. The title of my presentation was: The Bible, Israel, and the Church: Challenging Zionism, Anti-Semitism and Replacement Theology. The presentation was based on my book, Zion’s Christian Soldiers.Continue reading
‘With God On Our Side‘ produced by Porter Speakman Jr and Kevin Miller, takes a hard look at the theology and politics of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God’s chosen people, Israeli government policies should not be questioned, even when these policies are unjust.
Aspects of this belief system lead some Christians in the West to give uncritical support to Israeli government policies, even those that privilege Jews at the expense of Palestinians, leading to great suffering among Muslim and Christian Palestinians alike and threatening Israel’s security as a whole.
This film demonstrates that there is a biblical alternative for Christians who want to love and support the people of Israel, a theology that doesn’t favor one people group over another but instead promotes peace and reconciliation for both Jews and Palestinians.