Tagged: bethlehem

Bethlehem Lives Into Its Heritage

What images come to mind when you hear the words “little town of Bethlehem”? Idyllic, holy scenes of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus alongside friendly barnyard animals? For a North American living in Bethlehem,...

In Thy Dark Streets Shineth…

by Lynn Grassmeyer In Bethlehem today, the streets are anything but still. We asked four contemporary Palestinian Christians how they experience the impact of the coming of the Prince of Peace, in the very...

Report from Palestine: Update

by Lynn Grassmeyer “Ahmed” the puppet and I have enjoyed our last week here in Israel-Palestine.  We have traveled from city to city, from hospital to hospital, sharing joy, love, and gifts with children...

Report from Palestine

by Lynn Grassmeyer The puppet “Ahmed” and I have had some wonderful visits so far as we travel the Holy Land telling stories to disabled and traumatized children in Palestine. Our first stop was...

“The Pumpkin Church”

by Joshua Carson If you ask someone from Bethlehem, PA, “Which church is First Baptist Church?” they will likely either point out its prominent location on Linden Street or say, “Oh, that’s the pumpkin...

Church + the Cross = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me hope? by Yohanna Katanacho My name is the church of the Middle East. Death is below me, above me, beside me, around me, and in...

“I Hate Democracy”

by Max Ediger “I have to be honest with you – I hate democracy!” The young Palestinian teenager’s gentle voice reflected sadness and some anger. It was April 2004, and together with a small...