We are seeing a rise in Anti-Semitism in the world and in our country, many times the hatred being veiled in concern. The recent media coverage of the missile attacks has uncovered how the world views Israel and just this weekend a new leader has been sworn in. How should Christians respond to what is happening in the nation of Israel? Pastor Ed Hedding takes us to scripture to show us why Christ-followers must stand with Israel. Listen to this important look at what the Bible says about what’s in the news today.
After a record-breaking five terms, Benjamin Netanyahu, lost his hold on power in Israel ushering a new leader, Naftali Bennett. Who is Israel’s new leader and what changes could this mean for the nation? Dr. Glen Duerr joins Ken and Deb to talk about the new prime minister along with the make-up of the new coalition government. Dr. Duerr offers a biblical perspective on the changes and discuss the ideological differences that will most likely present challenges to the Israeli government in the days to come.
Ed Hedding is Senior Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bettendorf. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has been in full time ministry since 1987. He loves his wife Diane and three grown children Joshua, Bethany, and Daniel and grandson Christopher Kime. In his spare time he enjoys running outside, golfing and reading. His favorite vacations are at the beach.
Dr. Glen Duerr, Cedarville's Associate Professor of International Studies, is a citizen of three countries. He was born in the United Kingdom, moved to Canada as a teenager, and then to the United States to obtain his Ph.D. His teaching and research interests include nationalism and secession, political violence (nuclear weapons and terrorism), and Christianity and politics. Dr. Duerr is the editor of Secessionism and Terrorism and author of Secessionism and the European Union. He has also published numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews.