A panel in Chicago on Christian theologies around the state of Israel

April 26, 2017

Ever since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948—and well before—Christians have argued about the significance of a Jewish state. Does it have theological meaning. If so, what? Or is it simply a state like any other? Mainline Protestants have had their own approaches to this complicated and contentious topic.

On May 1, I’ll be part of a panel—along with an editor from Christianity Today, a Catholic scholar, and a Jewish respondent—at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston to try to shed some light on this subject. The discussion “Theologies on the Return of the Jewish People to Sovereignty in the Ancient Homeland” begins at 4 p.m.