Symbols of covenant: The stateless Jew and the Jewish state

by Shelley Neese “The Wandering Jew”— a popular figure in medieval Christian folklore—walks the earth alone until Judgment Day, cursed for offending Jesus on his way to the cross. In some variants of the story, he is a Jewish shoemaker named Cartaphilus, who, when Jesus stopped to rest on the road to Calvary, taunted him…

Palestinian Liberation Theology

By Shelley Neese Replacement Theology—the belief that the Christian Church replaced Israel in God’s plan—has found a new home in the work of the Sabeel Center—the Jerusalem-based ecumenical organization for Palestinian Christians. After experiencing decades of decline and total rejection by many denominations, Replacement Theology has resurfaced in the form of Palestinian Liberation Theology (PLT)—a…

The World According to Sabeel

by Shelley Neese What type of lense must one wear to look at the situation of the world and determine that America is a power-hungry empire, Israel is an apartheid state, Christian Zionists are delusional militants, and Palestinians are peaceful advocates for justice? Welcome to Sabeel’s International Conference on Challenging Christian Zionism. Sabeel is the…

Palestinian Liberation Theology

By Shelley Neese, The Jerusalem Connection Replacement Theology—the belief that the Christian Church replaced Israel in God’s plan—has found a new home in the work of the Sabeel Center—the Jerusalem-based ecumenical organization for Palestinian Christians.  After experiencing decades of decline and total rejection by many denominations, Replacement Theology has resurfaced in the form of Palestinian…