Dialogue on the Most Controversial Place on Earth

Some Muslims have vowed to extinguish Israel. Many Israelis feel the same animosity toward their Middle Eastern neighbors. Near-apocalyptic tensions rarely subside in Israel-Palestine, the most controversial place on earth.

How should Christians — carrying Bibles with lots to say about Israel, her land, and her enemies — orient today toward these ongoing pressures in the Middle East?

Christianity Today is hosting an online four-part dialogue between John Piper and David Brickner (Jews for Jesus) on whether Jews today have a divine right to "the Promised Land."

Brickner's first post comes in response to articles, sermons, and blog posts from John Piper in recent years — the following three most prominent among them:

"Do Jews Have a Divine Right to the Promised Land?"

"Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East"

"Israel, Arabs, and the Family of God"

John Piper's first response to Brickner is now available: "How to Treat a Rebellious Israel"

There are two most posts left in the series, to become available in the coming days: first a response from Brickner, then a second and final response from Piper.

David Mathis (@davidcmathis) is executive editor at desiringGod.org and an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. He has edited several books, including Thinking. Loving. Doing., Finish the Mission, and Acting the Miracle, and is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.