Titles from Tikkun Global

Turning Good Things Into Idols?!

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul addresses believers who “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (1 Thessalonians 1:9). Idol worship takes on many forms. All too often at one point or another we may cross the line and find ourselves making an idol out of something. One… Read more »

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Two Protected Species

Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me (Psalms 40:11). Protecting the Red (Wildflower) Although I can’t remember the first time someone told me as a new immigrant, still EVERYONE in Israel knows, you are forbidden to pick wildflowers, especially the bright red poppy anemones. Israelis are completely infatuated with the cheerful red… Read more »

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“Breaking the Vessels” “Repairing the World”

How could a good and all-powerful God, who has a covenant with the Jewish people, allow for such disasters to occur? The history of the Bible swings at various times in two opposite directions for the nation of Israel: dispersion and regathering. This is a very prominent aspect of Jewish thought, that is not found… Read more »

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Near Death Experiences: Resurrections 

The last issue of the Jerusalem Post Weekend Supplement contained a full spread on near-death experiences with a minor theme on those who experience realms beyond this life.  It also touched on reincarnation and the memory of past lives.   David Brinn was the author.  The article in general was quite open and did not deny the possibility that… Read more »

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Up from the Ashes

A quintessentially Israeli public event is the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) ceremony. Held at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, it features the lighting of six torches in remembrance of the six million Jews who were wantonly and brutally executed in the Nazis’ “final solution.” One of the speakers at the ceremony… Read more »

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Encounter on a Bangkok Bridge

About 25 years ago, not long after my family and I had moved to Israel, I had an opportunity to travel to Seoul, Korea to speak at a Bible school graduation. On the flight back to Israel I stopped for several hours in Bangkok, Thailand. After getting off the plane, knowing that I had a… Read more »

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