Some reading matter for you

14 Aug

1. South Sydney Herald

The August issue has been out for a week or so. I have been slack about uploading you copy, but it is a good issue. As usual there are plenty of articles that transcend the parochial, but the parochial may also be interesting. Inner Sydney/Redfern is an interesting place.

August 09 SSH — PDF

2. More from Colin Chapman.

I gave Chapman’s Whose Holy City? the thumbs up in Is objectivity about Israel and Palestine possible? Today I give you a couple of substitutes for those without access to the book.

A Biblical Perspective on Israel/Palestine from the Arizona publication EMEU goes into some depth about a more balanced evangelical perspective on the matter. It is for the theologically inclined, more so than the book. EMEU is Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding – and further from John Hagee and company it can hardly be, but it is an evangelical Christian site, remember.

‘Islamic Terrorism’ and the Palestine-Israel Conflict: Christian Response is a special issue of Encounters, a Christian mission e-zine from the USA. Not by Chapman is an article I strongly recommend as it is not too far removed from my own thoughts on the subject: Muslims – Friends or Enemies. (Dr Jonathan Ingleby, 1548 words) – a PDF file. I have added here the abridged version of Chapman’s ‘Islamic Terrorism’:  How should Christians & the West respond?

Chapman PDF


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4 responses to “Some reading matter for you

  1. seismicshock

    August 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    The same Colin Chapman who thinks Jews control America?

  2. Neil

    August 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Not what he says, even in the quote you gave. “Have influence” is surely a fact, but is not the same as “control”. I can understand him adding the last bit in 2002, but then many others who bear absolutely no similarity to “Nazi skinheads” have said much the same.

    I worked for two years in an Orthodox Jewish school. I met there many Israelis, including some who thoroughly disapproved of the policies of the Israeli government. Are they also Nazi skinheads?

  3. seismicshock

    August 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    But Neil, we’re talking about American politics, not Israeli politics. And I’m guessing the Jews and Israelis you met criticised Israeli government policies without resorting to conspiracy theories?

  4. Neil

    August 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I meant US politics in my comment paragraph 1. It isn’t a full-on Jewish Lobby conspiracy theory to admit that there has been an influence, even a strong influence, on US policy towards Israel from that quarter. US Jews of the left-liberal persuasion, such as the people at Tikkun, or even US Jews opposed to the recent Israeli governments, have not had the same degree of influence as US Jews and a sizable part of of the Christian Right. None of that is out of line with what Chapman says, which I still find quite reasonable.


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