Meet The Cast Of “With God On Our Side”

The film With God On Our Side – endorsed by Tony Campolo and Stephen W. Haas – purports to take another look at Christian theology regarding Israel:

This film demonstrates that there is a biblical alternative for Christians who want to love and support the people of Israel, a theology that doesn’t favor one people group over another but instead promotes peace and reconciliation for both Jews and Palestinians.”

What is this ‘biblical alternative’?

Leaving aside the secular Jewish anti-Zionist writer Norman Finkelstein, let’s look at those Christian leaders giving their opinions.

1) You have Ben White, who seems to think:

2) Stephen Sizer who seems to think:

3) Gary Burge who seems to think:

Surely these are not the experts who will help Christians to develop a more loving and fair attitude towards Israelis and Palestinians.

At the best they are trying to displace one form of lazy political theology with another.



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10 responses to “Meet The Cast Of “With God On Our Side”

  1. Glasspole

    With such nice, philosemitic people saying it’s good, I must watch it.

  2. The film’s title is drawn from the text Jos.5.14, the Lord’s Angel answered Joshua’s question, ‘Are you for us or for our adversaries?’ with a ‘No, but..’
    Sizer et al seek to pose as the angel today, but he could only honestly answer the same question, ‘Your adversaries’, as a full survey of his writings amply demonstrates, for all his dissimulated occasional neutrality.

  3. donas

    A real pity they even bothered to write the book. Balance is not what you get from these kind of people.

  4. Dooley

    Nice one Seismic

  5. sd

    there is another side to the coin. i think that’s all the film is trying to say. it’s not anti-semitic.

  6. Joe, have you seen the post on Debate Link of the CCAR’s response to the Kairos document? I think you’d find it very interesting. (

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