JB Shreve

  • March 22, 2019By JB Shreve

    Last week marked the 1-year anniversary since the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. At a celebration event marking this occasion the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, made an important, albeit not very unique, statement. He noted that Israel was growing in strength since that move and Israel’s strength was

  • February 10, 2019By JB Shreve

    In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes. Judges 21:25   This is a fascinating verse in the book of Judges. It parallels our own social realities and dysfunctions in the modern age. In this blog post, I want to take a deeper look at

  • February 5, 2019By JB Shreve

    Anger has come to define all too many facets of our daily life. It is in our news. It is in our social media. It is in our politics. It is in our workplace. It is in our homes and marriages. It is the symptom of an increasingly crippled society, incapable of confronting those around

  • January 21, 2019By JB Shreve

    Before we consider the modern day Pharisees, let’s examine who the original Pharisees were. Who Were the Original Pharisees?   Throughout the ministry of Jesus, he consistently confronted and voiced His displeasure with a certain political and religious class within first-century Palestine. They were called the Pharisees. The Pharisees did not hold all the political

  • January 6, 2019By JB Shreve

    In this week’s podcast episode I looked at the rise and dominance of the “love of self” in Western society over the last hundred years. I traced the history of this dominating spirit of our age. Today I look at the question “who told you that you were naked” from Genesis 3 and solve the

  • January 2, 2019By JB Shreve

    In 2 Timothy 3:2 there is a warning of terrible times in the future when (among other things) people will be lovers of themselves. This podcast episode looks at this reality of our current day and age. At no point in the history of the world can an entire generation even come close to competing

  • September 30, 2018By JB Shreve

    As believers we have a responsibility to pursue truth – not politics. Unfortunately, we have been taught to neutralize that responsibility by equating different political issues, parties and candidates with the truth. (We say and honestly believe on a personal level that we don’t do this, but most of us do.) There are consequences to

  • July 4, 2016By JB Shreve

    Our Objective A few thousand years ago, the prophet Isaiah recorded an odd reality he observed as he gazed into the spirit realm and the future ages of the earth.  “Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the LORD rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as