The Way To Jerusalem

March/April – 2015 Listen to audio  The Way to Jerusalem “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day” (Matthew 16:21). (All scripture NASB unless otherwise noted.) Ernie Kuenzli It was AD 33 as Jesus began his final journey to Jerusalem. Beginning in Galilee, he would travel 80-100 miles to Jerusalem, the Jewish []

NEWS AND VIEWS MARCH APRIL 2015

Listen to audio  RELIGIOUS Technically speaking, there are four “official” religions in Russia: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. But given that almost 70 percent of Russians identify as adherents to the Russian Orthodox Church, it’s pretty apparent that one religion is more “official” than others. The smallest of the four is Judaism. There are fewer than 200,000 self-identified Jews in Russia today—less than the number of pagans—though the number of Russians from Jewish backgrounds who no longer identify with the religion is []

Communion or Common Union?

“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 10:16) Daniel Beard Listen to audio At Memorial season we cannot help but consider the importance of these words, communion or common union.  To have a strong unity requires common interest and experience that is based on a sure foundation. What is the basis of our union, our []