Favorite Reads for the New Year

To start off the new year, we asked a number of Western faculty and staff members to weigh in on their favorite reads from the past year in the fields of biblical studies, theology, pastoral ministry, spiritual disciplines, and missions/cultural engagement. These are titles to consider as you begin putting together your reading list for 2018.

What About Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel?

In 1995 the United States Senate and Congress voted to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But every US president since that vote has declined act on that vote. Finally, on December 6th, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s historic capital. Many have asked me since this announcement if this was the right thing to do.

Reflections on ETS 2017

Every year in the Fall, evangelical theologians gather from around the world to present instructive and challenging papers on a variety of important topics. This year, several hundred papers were presented. Some were outstanding. Others were a bit hard to comprehend.