The “Christ at the Checkpoint” Conference will be held in Bethlehem next week exacerbating the matrix of pain, strife, and hostility that has long plagued the region. With prominent leaders like John Ortberg, Lynne Hybels, Shane Claiborne, and Tony Campolo lending credibility to the event by giving keynote messages, there is reason to grieve and motivation to pray.
Below is a video of Russ Resnik, Executive Director of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC), reading a statement of concern about the gathering. It was issued by the UMJC, Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues, and International Messianic Jewish Alliance.
I share Resnik’s concerns and pray the organizers, speakers, and attendees would honestly consider them.
For the glory of Christ and true reconciliation of Isaac and Ishmael,