The Contest of the Century

Christ at the Checkpoint is running a blogger’s contest offering various prizes to those willing to help publicize their upcoming Peace Conference.  I’m happy to help even without the promise of a potential windfall because:

1- I believe that there should be peace in the Middle East and anything that furthers that goal is worth mentioning.

2- I got a bit of ‘hate mail’ the other day because I was supporting (in a previous post) the Christ at the Checkpoint project (which my emailer described as a racist and anti-semitic project).   When I see honest efforts for peace demonized by Christian Zionists I’m naturally motivated to promote them even more.

And 3- If you can attend the Conference, you really should go.  Here’s what the Conference is REALLY about (in case you too have had the Christian Zionists stoop to deception)

The aim of the Christ at the Checkpoint conference is to provide an opportunity for Evangelical Christians to prayerfully seek a proper awareness of issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation in the context of the realities on the ground in the Palestinian Territories. It will also provide a platform for serious engagement with Christian Zionism and an open forum for ongoing dialogue between all positions within the Evangelical theological spectrum.

Even if you can’t go, you can pray.

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I am a Pastor, and Professor of Biblical Studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology as well as Adjunct at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary
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8 Responses to The Contest of the Century

  1. Joseph says:

    Hi Jim.

    Could you explain how you received hate mail, as opposed to a comment firmly disagreeing with you?

    http://seismicshock.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/antisemitism-and-christ-at-the-checkpoint-2012.pdf

    When I see honest efforts for peace demonized by Christian Zionists I’m naturally motivated to promote them even more.

    I would hope you were motivated by your convictions, not because you feel you are in a holy war with other Christians!

    • Jim says:

      i received hate mail that had nothing to do with your comment. what, you aren’t the only one with feelings on the subject. don’t be paranoid.

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  3. Joseph says:

    Jim. You are backtracking.

    You say:

    “I got a bit of ‘hate mail’ the other day because I was supporting (in a previous post) the Christ at the Checkpoint project (which my emailer described as a racist and anti-semitic project).”

    They are the words I used to describe the project. I wrote to you:

    “It is both racist & antisemitic, see here: http://seismicshock.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/antisemitism-and-christ-at-the-checkpoint-2012.pdf

    As these were my words, what differentiated the “hate mail” you received, from my message?

    If someone stated they hate you, or said something violent towards you or others, that is different from correctly calling out the Checkpoint conference as racist and antisemitic – which it is.

    • Jim says:

      gosh you really are both paranoid and a bit egocentric! email claiming the same thing you accused me of arrived the other day. i didn’t save it or i’d pass it along so you and your soul mate could enjoy it.

  4. Joseph says:

    “i didn’t save it or i’d pass it along so you and your soul mate could enjoy it.”

    Of course you didn’t!

    How convenient :)

    • Jim says:

      so not only do you imagine the whole world revolves around you, you also think you’re capable of knowing something you can’t possibly. i think we’re done. have a happy fundamentalist life supporting israel as a christian zionist heretic.

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