January 5, 2017 Last Updated 12:09 pm

All posts in "Bethlehem" Section

We Refuse to be Enemies

One hundred years ago Daher Nassar bought the property, registered it with the Ottoman authorities and began cultivating the

Art Transforms the Wall

These artists transform the wall from something that imprisons to something that gives life—signs of Immanuel. Meditations on the lessons

Sumud

Sumud

“With Love and Kisses – Nothing Lasts Forever” –This is one of my favorite messages on the wall that

A Life-Giving Stream

…degrees and certificates are not enough. There are no jobs in Bethlehem. Meditations on the lessons for Advent, reflecting on

Apricots as Resistance

But Sami’s orchards were where Israel wanted to build the wall around the illegal settlement of Har Gilo. The

“Abounding in Hope”

“Abounding in hope” is a gift Palestinians give the world. Romans 15.4-13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy

From the stump of Jesse

Mitri Raheb, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church enjoys telling the story of the American visitor who asked him, “How