Week 34: Christian Zionism Online Gathering

Week 34: Christian Zionism Online Gathering

On August 24th we learned about Christian Zionism and its support of Israel. Our guest was Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer.

Please register to join us. Here are the details:

More about our guest:

Dr. Rev. Stephen is the founder and director of Peacemakers Trust, a registered charity dedicated to peacemaking, especially where minorities are persecuted, where justice is denied, human rights are suppressed or reconciliation is needed.

Stephen was ordained in 1983 and served as a curate in St. Leonard’s on Sea, Sussex (1983-1986). He was appointed Curate-in-Charge, then Rector of St. John’s, Stoke, Guildford in Surrey (1986-1997). He was appointed vicar of Virginia Water in 1997 where he served for 20 years until 2017.

Stephen is a trustee of Sabeel-Kairos UK, a small and energetic Christian UK charity committed to supporting peace and justice in the Holy Land.  We are a network of individuals, organisations and communities of all backgrounds across the UK who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people by promoting and advocating on the messages of Kairos Palestine and Sabeel Jerusalem.

You can read more about Stephen in the biography on his website. http://stephensizer.com/about/

Peacemakers Trust aspires to be catalysts for peacemaking, especially where minorities are persecuted, where justice is denied, human rights are suppressed, or reconciliation is needed. Our vision is of a world reconciled to God and where people are at peace with one another. The Reverend Doctor Stephen Sizer is the founder and director. His PhD thesis examined the historical roots, theological basis, and political consequences of Christian Zionism.

You can find Peacemakers Trust on their website (https://peacemakers.ngo) and follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/peacemakers.ngo/).

You can find Stephen Sizer on his website (https://www.stephensizer.com/) and follow him on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stephenrsizer) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLMoIZB4_aBhVxzx9yUvl2A)

Activism Time

Kumi Action is at:

Rev. Sizer’s resources for today are at: http://stephensizer.com/2021/08/kumi-now-online-what-is-christian-zionism/#more-7585

Specifically, the PDF (in English) with the Bible verses and responses is at http://www.stephensizer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/7-Biblical-Answers-Israel-and-the-Church-2019.pdf

List of books:

  • Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis, and Mauine Tobin (eds) Challenging Christian Zionism (Melisende, 2005)
  • Gary Burge, Whose Land, Whose Promise? (Authentic, 2003)
  • Colin Chapman, Whose Promised Land? (Lion publishing, 2002)
  • Colin Chapman, Christian Zionism and the Restoration of Israel
  • Stephen Sizer, Christian Zionism: Roadmap to Armageddon? (IVP, 2004)
  • Stephen Sizer, Zion’s Christian Soldiers?: The Bible, Israel and the Church (IVP, 2007)
  • Paul Pomerville, The New Testament Case Against Christian Zionism

From the Presentation/Chat

  • ChristianZionism.org