No one likes to be sad. We often try to avoid acknowledging sadness at all costs. But on the Jewish calendar, one day is reserved for the very purpose of remembering tragedy: Tisha B’Av, observed this past week. Destruction, expulsion, and persecution are recurring themes of this day. So why should we remember this day at all? Maybe it’s because these very tragedies can drive us closer to God! Learn how to grow spiritually through this day of sorrow in this week’s program, and enjoy a story from Apples of Gold.
The Bible is a Jewish book written by Jewish writers with a Jewish worldview. That means the holidays and feasts of the Old Testament have hidden meanings that are clear in a Jewish context that we should know, too!
The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah will teach you the fullness of Jesus’ ministry by explaining the rich symbolism of the feasts of Israel.
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Chris interviews FOI's North American Ministry Director and frequent radio guest Steve Herzig about the bizarre claims that the Jewish people are responsible for COVID-19.
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Chris speaks with one of our Pastors. Pastor "A" serving in Israel. They discuss the ways ministry has continued in the Tel Aviv area.
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Chris joined The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in 2004 and currently serves as Assistant Director of North American Ministries. After graduating from the Institute of Jewish Studies, he received his B.S. in Bible from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) and a Master’s of Theology in Old Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Chris lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Karen, and their 4 children.
Tom joined The Friends of Israel in 2000 and currently serves as Internet Ministries Manager in addition to his responsibilities with the radio program. After graduating from The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies, he received his B.S. in Bible and B.A. in Music from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) in Langhorne, PA. Tom lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Tadako.
Sarah is the Assistant Director of Media Ministries for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry where she has been serving since 2007. Sarah has her two-year Bible certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute and her B.S. in Business Administration from Liberty University. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Martin, and their son.
Steve is Executive Vice President of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry and has been part of our radio team since 1995. Steve also oversees the media ministries department. He is a graduate of The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies and has a certificate in broadcasting. Steve has his B.A. in Bible with a minor in Communication from Lancaster Bible College and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Leadership Studies through Capital Seminary. Steve resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Beth. They have two adult daughters.
Mike Kellogg has been in newspaper and radio news and production for almost 50 years, both in secular and Christian venues. In 2014 he retired from Moody Radio after 42 years. He narrated the first recorded version of the NLT of the Bible. For nearly 30 years he taught at Moody Bible Institute as adjunct professor in communications. He and his wife, Nancy Smith Kellogg, consider their greatest ongoing accomplishment, rearing their six children and 17 grandchildren.
The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold themes, as well as other music throughout our program were composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.