Who We Are
We are professors, pastors, leaders of church-related organizations, and laity all working together toward one purpose: to examine a theological teaching called Christian Zionism that is growing in the church today. We believe that this trend demands close examination and study.
We are followers of Jesus who believe whole-heartedly in the Bible, love the Lord, believe passionately in our faith, and are deeply concerned about this teaching in the church. We believe we live in a deeply political age. And many want to wed politics to our Christian faith and apply it to the Middle East.
This concerns us. We believe that when politics are joined to faith, as with Christian Zionism, alarms should sound.
We hope that this website will help other Christians navigate these currents and discover a new way to read the Bible and be faithful to Jesus in turbulent times. We want to be peace-makers in the Middle East. We are neither pro-Israel nor pro-Palestine.. We are pro-Jesus and all that He would speak into the world today.
We are the site's Editorial Board. For suggested contributions, improvements, or constructive criticism please contact us (below).
Every morning when I was a boy, one of my grandfathers would read the morning paper closely looking for information about Israel, because he believed that Bible prophecies were being fulfilled before our eyes. He awoke each day with a sense of excitement to see connections between the Bible and today's news. I wish he'd had access to the kind of information available at christianzionism.org, because it would have helped him see even deeper ways the Bible is relevant to today's news. For all who consider themselves Christian Zionists, this site is a must, and will be of interest for all those simply curious about Israel and the Bible. It is respectful, thoughtful, and accessible to all. - Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration
Too many American Christians are uncritical, unreflective, and naive concerning the deep human crisis that is taking place in “the Holy Land.” That naiveté, moreover, is reinforced by the pressure of Israeli Zionism combined with romantic notions about the Holy Land. This resource is a welcome one for overcoming such uncritical naiveté and for facing the real crisis there. We have so much to unlearn as American Christians; here is a good reference for that urgent work." - Walter Bruggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary