Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Christians United for Israel comes to Britain – Here’s one Jew that’s less than thrilled

My new post at Patheos is just published.

Here's an extract:

Lately, we in Britain seem to be importing some of the less attractive aspects of American Evangelical Christian culture.
Last month saw the official launch of the British branch of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) thanks to the deep pockets of pastor John Hagee.
Up to now, mass market, multi-channel, televangelists have not really troubled our shores. Hagee, despite his millions of followers and best selling books and videos, is not a name most Christians here will be familiar with (let alone the wider public). Maybe it's something to do with the weather, but Christians in this country tend to be of the more self-effacing variety and a whole lot less certain about exactly what's on God's mind at any given moment of the day.

Read the full blog post at Writing from the Edge at Patheos