Off to Israel

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We’re in the Louisville airport now, waiting to leave for Israel. As we do, I want to qualify that “Israel” in this context is simply what the Apostle Paul would call “Israel according to the flesh.”

I am thankful that the Israel of God isn’t a “where” or a “what” but a “Who.”

I’m looking forward to this trip but am looking far more forward to seeing the true and final Israel, Jesus of Nazareth. When he comes, the whole cosmos will be “the Holy Land.”

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.