Can A Democratic Republic Government Survive in the Internet Age?

The Founding Fathers of the United States created not a democracy, but a Democratic Republic.  The difference is that in a democracy the majority decides through vote whatever the majority wants.  The founders feared the corruption of both the rulers and the masses and rejected the idea of democracy.  The vote of the majority was… Read more »


Me and the mysterious NAR! (New Apostolic Reformation)😱

I am a Restorationist! Since I was in Bible college in in 1985, I have been a “restorationist.” —the belief that God is in the process of restoring His body to New Testament likeness and as a dual restorationist, that God is restoring Israel. (only a braindead theologian could deny God’s restoration of Israel at… Read more »


Unlike other countries, Israel supports Trump, US

I was in Spain all week and one question that I was asked was, “Do Israelis support Trump?” The answer is, of course! Bucking a global trend of opposition to the United States, Israel supports America far more than most other countries— 83 percent compared to 54 percent worldwide, according to a Pew Research Survey… Read more »


Israel’s Orthodox Jewish Crisis

When I first came into Jewish ministry (June 1972), I had very little knowledge of Judaism. I had the best of Evangelical Christian education and also studied at a liberal Christian Seminary.  My professors taught about Jewish backgrounds for understanding the New Testament, but not about post-New Testament Judaism. I thought I should study Judaism;… Read more »


Olive Tree Discipleship 2019 – Report

By David Shishkoff and Joel Jelski First of all, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this program possible through your prayers and support. We could not have done it without you. This year brought a lot of change to the discipleship program. For most of the past 9 years the program functioned… Read more »



We live in a time of many narratives about many aspects of life.  The very word narrative, as the story or description that is how we see reality in various realms, has become ubiquitous.  Fifty years ago, we hardly ever heard the term narrative except in literature. Postmodern Philosophy constantly tells us that there is… Read more »


Team Update – Revive Israel

Getting to Know the Team – Yuri Three years ago, the Lord radically changed Yuri Nicolaev’s life, giving him joy, deep peace, and strong purpose. Three months ago, he joined the Revive Israel team, serving in the maintenance department. Yuri was born in Siberia, Russia, the only child of Messianic believers. When he was 12,… Read more »


To the Ends of the Earth

From a recent post at The book of Acts chronicles the spread of the gospel from Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).  What started in one geographic area, in thirty years expanded through Asia Minor, into major European cities, becoming tens of thousands strong in number.  This expansion… Read more »


Social Justice and Young Adults

Young adults are again calling for social justice, just as they did in the 1960s. It is a crucial issue, but sometimes the agitation is not based on a sound understanding of justice or a good analysis of the issues. Many see things in black and white, and over simplistic narratives prevail. We see this,… Read more »


The Jew/Gentile Question

This may be one of the most important blogs I’ll ever write. There is so much confusion when it comes to the Jew/Gentile question. Who does God love more? We all know the answer—God loves all his children equally. However, we don’t always act like it. Some Jewish believers act superior to Gentile believers. Some… Read more »


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