Archive: August 2008

Aug. 01

The Church Fathers on the Antichrist, Part 3 — What Holly Thinks

What did early Christians believe about the Antichrist and whether the Church will be persecuted by him? Part 3 of this four-part series looks at what Irenaeus had to say.

Aug. 03

The Church Fathers on the Antichrist, Part 4 — What Holly Thinks

What did early Christians believe about the Antichrist and whether the Church will be persecuted by him? Part 4 of this four-part series looks at what Hippolytus had to say.

Aug. 06

Olmert pushes ahead on Palestinian-Syrian peace tracks

“Despite Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign, the peace process continues on several tracks.”

Aug. 06

Moroccan festival themed after the Alliance of Civilizations

Aug. 06

Italy ratifies Lisbon Treaty

Aug. 06

Two and a half cheers for the Mediterranean Union

Aug. 06

Olmert announces he will step down in September

Aug. 06

‘Syria talks will go on without Olmert’

Aug. 06

Olmert, Abbas hold Mideast peace talks

Aug. 07

Christian-Muslim statement among first fruits of ‘Common Word’ gathering

Christian and Muslim leaders from around the world attended a groundbreaking conference at Yale University, July 28-31, where they called for more interfaith dialogue based on their shared beliefs. Follow-up conferences are scheduled, including one at the Vatican in November.

Aug. 07

Israeli government plans biometric database of its citizens

Aug. 07

Secret EU report moots sharing personal data with U.S.

Aug. 07

Israel warns Russia: We’ll neutralize S-300 if sold to Iran

Aug. 08

Iraqis: Deal close on pulling out U.S. combat troops by October 2010

FP founder Herb Peters wondered if the pullout of U.S. forces in Iraq could cause a crisis in the Middle East, triggering the Antichrist’s use of emergency powers in 2010. Now, President Bush is considering this very timeline to withdraw troops.

Aug. 08

Solana calls for an end to fighting in South Ossetia

Aug. 08

EU tightens sanctions against Teheran

Aug. 08

EU keeps ticking without Lisbon Treaty, report says

Aug. 08

New UN headquarters planned in Iraq

Aug. 09

The Tip of the Iceberg — Adam’s Angle

So you think God is good? Get ready, you don’t know the half of it.

Aug. 09

Solana spokeswoman calls on all parties in South Ossetia war to immediately stop the violence

Aug. 10

Analysis: Israel tiptoes around Georgian-Russian conflict

Jerusalem Post columnist Herb Keinon said Israel is seeking to stay out of the Georgian-Russian flare-up because Israel doesn’t want to cross Russia, who can provide powerful weapons to Israel’s enemies. Yet, despite Israel’s best efforts, Bible prophecy reveals that in the last days Russia will lead an invasion against Israel (Ezekiel 38 and 39).

Aug. 10

Chinese activist detained on way to church

Aug. 10

EU and UN to link carbon trading registers by December

Aug. 10

EU preparing snap summit on Russia-Georgia war

Aug. 11

Would the Groom Allow His Bride to Suffer? — What Holly Thinks

I’m often asked how I can believe that Christ, the Groom, would allow the Church, His beloved bride, to be persecuted by the Antichrist.

Aug. 11

Israel fears Russian-Syrian arms pact

Aug. 11

Solana aide: No change after Iran nuclear talks

Aug. 11

EU foreign policy chief to hold more Georgia talks

Aug. 12

PA: Reported peace offer unacceptable

In a rush to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before he leaves office, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert presented an offer that included withdrawal from most of the West Bank, according to the Hebrew press. But the Palestinian Authority said it would reject the offer because it doesn’t call for the establishment of a contiguous Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Aug. 12

Medvedev assures EU’s Solana of ceasefire ahead of key EU meeting

Aug. 13

EU is ready to send observers to Georgia: Solana

Aug. 13

Landmark cooperation deal signed between UN and Iraqi government

Aug. 14

The Smiling Face of Evil — What Holly Thinks

What does the face of evil look like? Watch this video produced by interns at the United Nations, and see how kind the young people look as they promote the Alliance of Civilizations initiative.

Aug. 14

EU wants peacekeepers ‘on the ground’ in Georgia, Solana to draft proposals

Aug. 14

Israel, Palestinians deny refugee deal

Aug. 14

Ministry finds fault with Yale Christian-Muslim declaration

Aug. 14

Beijing house church pastors forced to cease activity for Olympics

Aug. 15

Church group: press lawmakers on peace

Aug. 16

The True Olympian — Adam’s Angle

The Olympic slogan of “faster, higher, stronger” may be inspirational for those who are at the peak of their strength, youth and success, but what hope is there for the rest of us?

Aug. 16

Race for new prime minister of Israel begins

Aug. 16

Israeli cabinet to approve release of over 150 Palestinian prisoners

Aug. 17

‘Russia may arm Baltic fleet with nukes’

Aug. 17

Barack Obama, Jesus and ‘The Least of These’ — What Holly Thinks

What is America’s greatest moral failure? That was one of the questions pastor Rick Warren posed to presidential hopeful Barack Obama during the Saddleback Civil Forum on Saturday night.

Aug. 18

Update: Franklin Graham turned down invitation to Saudi interfaith conference

Aug. 18

UN hands Kosovo assets over to EU mission

Aug. 18

Lisbon treaty would have helped in Georgia crisis, says France

Aug. 20

Flashback: Circles of Power — What Herb Thinks

Many Christians wonder, Will the Antichrist’s rule be the same worldwide? FP founder Herb Peters gave his opinion on this question in an article originally published in April 2007.

Aug. 20

EU wants to see Russian pullout ‘today,’ Solana says

Aug. 20

Rice set for another Mideast visit

Aug. 20

Fear of new Mid East ‘Cold War’ as Syria strengthens military alliance with Russia

“Moscow is expected to propose a revival of its Cold War era naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus, which would give the Russian Navy its first foothold in the Mediterranean for two decades,” according to a Times Online article. The stage is being set for a Russian-led invasion of Israel, prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39.

Aug. 20

Livni: Supporting Oslo means negotiating Jerusalem

Aug. 20

Russia threatens military response if U.S., Poland follow through with missile defense deal

Aug. 20

Russia sends aircraft carrier to Syria

Aug. 21

Livni: ‘Time is of the essence in PA talks’

The only hope for reaching a peace agreement is with the current Palestinian leadership, according to Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni. Livni is the front runner in the Kadima election to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Her top opponent, Shaul Mofaz, opposes dividing Jerusalem to make peace.

Aug. 21

EU to pay Palestinian Authority wages

Aug. 21

U.S., Iraq have draft to pull U.S. troops out

Aug. 21

Moscow halts cooperation with NATO

Aug. 22

Aug. 24

Russia and Syria also on Rice’s agenda

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will arrive in the Middle East on Monday for another visit intended to spur the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Rice and Israeli officials will discuss Russia’s desire to hold a Middle East peace conference in November, in light of Russia’s recent aggression in Georgia. They’ll also discuss the Israeli-Syrian peace talks.

Aug. 24

France calls summit on EU-Russia relations

Aug. 25

Interfaith service kicks off DNC

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders hosted the first-ever interfaith gathering at a Democratic National Convention. The convention will include four “faith caucus” meetings and invocations and benedictions by spiritual leaders to open and close each night, including a benediction on Thursday night by evangelical megachurch pastor Joel Hunter.

Aug. 25

Official: Syria pressing U.S. to sponsor talks with Israel

Aug. 25

Rice: Israel should show more good will to Palestinians

Aug. 26

Must read — Give mandate to Solana as temporary mediator for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

With a new U.S. administration on the way, the United States will be unable to broker Middle East peace until at least the spring of 2009, according to an article published in the International Herald Tribune. Until then, the EU must fill the void — and the only person fit for the job is Javier Solana.

Aug. 26

EU leaders condemn Russia in shadow of Kosovo

Aug. 26

Israeli PM, Rice discuss effect of Russia-US tension on Middle East

Aug. 27

Ireland shoots down idea of swift Lisbon revote

Aug. 27

Israel walks tightrope as U.S. and Russia dispatch ships to Georgia

Aug. 28

Evangelical megachurch pastor leads ecumenical prayer at DNC

The ecumenical movement reached new heights Thursday night, at the Democratic National Convention, when evangelical pastor Joel Hunter encouraged attendees to close the evening with a prayer to Jesus, Allah or Whoever.

Aug. 28

Georgia war shows Russia ‘force to be reckoned with’

Aug. 28

Abbas-Olmert meeting Sunday amid signs of secret deal

Aug. 28

Obama adviser: Last chance for Middle East peace

Aug. 29

How to Test the Spirits

The Bible tells us that in the last days false prophets will increase. In this essay titled “How to Try the Spirits,” the beloved American pastor A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) reveals seven ways to tell if a teaching or experience is of God.

Aug. 29

EU sanctions would be a ‘grave mistake,’ Russia says

Aug. 29

Russia wins backing from China

Aug. 30

Forget-Me-Not — Adam’s Angle

When the chips are down, we do everything we can to walk the line. But when things are good, we get slack. If you’re heading into a time of blessing, there’s one thing you’d better not forget.

Aug. 30

Report: Israel won’t allow a nuclear Iran

Aug. 31

Mofaz accuses Livni of dividing Jerusalem

Israel— “Kadima leadership candidate Shaul Mofaz attacked his main competition in the September 17 primary on Sunday, accusing Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni of dividing Jerusalem. Mofaz said he heard that Livni had made concessions on Jerusalem in the negotiations that she leads with the Palestinians.”