Showing posts with label Jewish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jewish. Show all posts

Thursday, November 15, 2018

How the Bible Influenced Marvel Co-Founder Stan Lee - KINGSTONE COMICS CHARISMA NEWS

Flowers and mementos are pictured on the star of late Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Flowers and mementos are pictured on the star of late Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

How the Bible Influenced Marvel Co-Founder Stan Lee

KINGSTONE COMICS  CHARISMA NEWS
The comic-book shadow of Stan Lee falls long and far. Central Florida based Kingstone Comics is a superhero travel distance from New York City, but the leading publisher of religious comics knows Stan's Lee's influence will not soon be forgotten.
Lee died Tuesday at age 95.
Kingstone publisher Art Ayris reminisces that, "What a lot of people don't know about Mr. Lee is that not only was he is an extraordinary comics creator and likely the most iconic comics publisher of all time, but that the Bible had an influence on him as well. Stan Lee's birth name was Stanley Lieber, and as most know, he was born and raised in New York City. Much of the comics industry had its origins in the '30s and '40s there, and like a lot of his contemporary comic writers, Stan Lee was Jewish. Stan said that he read the Bible and though not particularly religious, did cite the Bible as an important literary influence. He loved the phraseology of the Scriptures and stated that "It was definitely on my mind when I was writing things like Thor.'"
Ayris adds, "Many of the early comic writers were Jewish immigrants who had a background of a Judeo-Christian morality. That is why many original and major comic book heroes were deeply characterized by clearly cut good and evil characters. They were people of morality, values and even faith. Many would argue that the original superheroes were even Messiah- like characters."
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Religious controversy bubbled to the surface this year after ComiCon, when the comics world was socked with the news that DC Comics had just transformed Batman from a superhero embracing a wholly-other God to (in his own words in Batman No. 53) "God is above us. And he wears a cape." Early Batman comics included religious imagery such as a cross on his parents' gravestones, and many viewed the Wayne family as Episcopalian-Catholic. But the newly evolved Bruce Wayne states, "My father was a Christian. He held hallow the immortal soul, heaven, the Father and the Son." But then he goes on to clarify his new theological position, "I ... put aside ... believing in ... a deity. Or believing in anything my father thought had saved him."
Ayris responds, "There is some level of anti-Christian bias in much of media and entertainment. They have the freedom to create in that manner, but Kingstone seeks to counter that influence with comics and media that explains the faith. Though the company publishes science fiction, action-adventure, fantasy and biographies, it is most well-known for publishing the Kingstone Bible, the most complete graphic adaptation of the Bible ever done. The company recruited over 40 artists with Marvel and DC pedigrees and spent seven years painstakingly illustrating and explaining in comic book form the entire 66 books of the Bible. The three-volume epic tome was a finalist for Young People's Literature in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association 2017 Book of the Year awards. The Kingstone Bible is not only the most complete graphic adaptation of Holy Writ ever done but is also the largest non-serialized graphic novel ever published.
The company has now begun creating motion-comic animation of several of their products and has discovered broadcasters and digital distributors eager to jump on board. "The transcultural nature of comics has really opened our eyes," Ayris adds. "We began creating motion comics less than 90 days ago. Between our print and digital comics, and now the motion-comic animation, we are already in 33 languages and have been picked up by five global television networks broadcasting into 15 different countries. By last count we are in 95 countries and growing."
Kingstone's media strategy is fueled by research from the American Bible Society showing a disconcerting trend on Bible engagement. The studies showed that clearly a third of Millennials never read the Bible, and with teens, the Bible disconnect is even steeper at a 50 percent non-engagement level. Yet the comics industry grows exponentially each and every year, driven by superhero films. For Ayris, the intersection of those two trends is something to which evangelicals should pay close attention.
Ayris closes with, "We have great respect for Stan Lee. He was the barrier-breaker of his generation and will be deeply missed. Almost every giga-budget superhero film has his imprint and influence on it in some way. In many ways, we feel his work has opened the door for us. Because of the ubiquity of Marvel and DC worldwide, when we come into a new region with Marvel-styled religious comics we are immediately accepted. We are grateful for his far-reaching influence and seek to break barriers of our own in modeling his success, and most importantly, letting the Bible influence us in all we do."
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Monday, March 12, 2018

30 Jewish and Arab Pastors attend conference: "A Dangerous Calling!" - ONE FOR ISRAEL





Dr. Erez Soref, President of ONE FOR ISRAEL 
Shalom!

As we often say here at ONE FOR ISRAEL, "We have found the key to peace in the Middle East. Yeshua!"

"For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by  abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing  peace." (Ephesians 2:14-15)


Last month we held our annual conference for graduates of our MA in Pastoral Studies program. Here are several dozen senior pastors who have studied with us - Jewish Israelis, Arab Israelis, and Palestinians - who all love the Lord and love each other as well! 


Israel College of the Bible (ICB) is the only Bible college in Israel (and indeed the Middle East) where pastors, ministers, and leaders - Arab Israelis, Palestinians, and Messianic Jews - can study biblical and theological studies and serve the Lord together along with students from all over the world, all under one roof.

Sometimes the students enjoy each other so much that they don't want to stop meeting up and learning together! Such is the situation for the Senior Pastors' MA program, which has been running since 2014. Continue reading...


WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME AND VISIT US HERE IN ISRAEL?

Israel College of the Bible is at the forefront of biblical teaching in Israel. It is the only Hebrew-speaking Messianic Bible college in Israel, from which the next generation of leaders are being trained and sent out. Our desire is to use our expertise not only to build the body in Israel, but also to spiritually enrich our brothers and sisters from around the world, by sharing the knowledge that we have about the land, history, and culture of the Bible.



Study the Bible with us in the land where it all happened! 
ONE FOR ISRAEL Study Tours enable you to spend time in the Word at our Bible college, then go out on trips to experience it for yourself.

  • "Off the beaten track" biblical sites not included in standard tours of Israel
  • Lectures and readings that accompany the on-site visits
  • A small group of less than 20 participants, joining our 'Year in Israel' students
  • For those interested in archaeology, there is the option to join 5 days of hands-on excavations at Tel Dan at the end of the tour

As a fully accredited college, we are delighted to offer tour participants in-depth biblical teaching about Israel, by Israeli lecturers who are immersed in the Hebrew Scriptures. You can explore new depths to your faith as you tour and experience the land of the Bible with our professional, Messianic guides.
Academic credit is available. Find out more HERE.


Discounts available to all participants for our online courses - supplement your study tour and receive a full certificate in Jewish Studies.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Scandal! The Little Drummer Boy was what?💡 - Ron Cantor Messiah's Mandate

Shalom!

Growing up, like many of you, I loved the Christmas specials—even though I was (and am) Jewish. With only 3 channels to choose from, the animated Holiday shows were a real treat. But my favorite of them all was "The Little Drummer Boy". However, it never dawned on me that it was a Jewish story about a Jewish boy.
Aaron, a kippa-wearing Jewish boy allows hate to fill his heart, after his parents are murdered. He only has connection with a lamb, a camel and donkey. Toward the end, Baba the lamb, is struck down by a Roman chariot and is dying. Aaron takes her to one of the Wise Men. But he says he can do nothing; he is merely a human king.
Instead little Aaron approaches the "baby wrapped in cloth and lying in a manger" because "in the town of David a Savior has been born to" him. Having no gift to present the King Messiah, he plays the drum his parents gave him. His lamb is healed in the presence of the Savior and hatred is removed from Aaron's heart.
Yes, the story is about a Jewish boy coming face to face with Jesus, the Jewish Messiah. Who says Jewish people can't believe in Yeshua?
My favorite version of the song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l1CS0Jhk90
Our finest gifts we bring
To lay before the King
So to honor Him
When we come
Little baby
I am a poor boy too
I have no gift to bring
That's fit to give our King
Shall I play for you
On my drum

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

LoveMusic! Joshua Aaron - Kadosh Ata (Music Video) Messianic Praise and Worship


LoveMusic! 
Joshua Aaron - Kadosh Ata 
(Music Video) Messianic Praise and Worship


Oct. 28, 2017

Greetings LoveMusic! listeners.

It is a joy to once again share some of Joshua Aaron's music. Having made aliyah from the USA to Israel recently, he continues to produce great Messianic celebrations, now from Israel.

Kadosh Ata was written by native Israeli, Keren Silver and is sung throughout Israel's believing congregations. Joshua Aaron sings this beloved song accompanied by vocals of Messianic singer/songwriter Misha Goetz. (See credits and lyrics below.)

Josh' production of Gadol Elohai/How Great Is Our God continues to be at the very top of the LoveMusic! list of songs you have listened to. Check that one out here also: Gadol Elohai/How Great Is Our God.

Be blessed in your blessing others today!

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Founder
Love For His People
Charlotte, North Carolina
USA










SPEAKING OF ALIYAH! LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE sends regular monthly financial support to the Jim Clint family in NORTHERN IRELAND as they are assisting Jews in making aliyah (immigrating to Israel.) Those in the USA can send funds to them through our website contribution. Please use the DONATE button on this blog's side columns or the tab at the top.




Jim CLINT FAMILY UPDATE - Supporting the Aliyah of the Jewish people - October 2017 Northern Ireland


Jim CLINT FAMILY UPDATE
Supporting the Aliyah of the Jewish people
October 2017
Northern Ireland

Shalom friends.

Firstly I’d like to thank all those who’ve been praying for us over this last month. The LORD has been keeping us busy here in Northern Ireland as we endeavour to support Jewish Aliyah. In mid-September 
we were blessed to have “D” an Ezra field representative visit us for a series of talks about her ministry. “D” is helping Jews to make Aliyah from countries where they face increasing hatred, please keep “D” 
in prayer.  

The Aid to Israel program is most certainly gathering pace. We’ve been in contact with many people who want to donate second-hand clothing to help needy Jewish immigrants arriving in Israel. I’ve been traveling to various locations to pick up aid, please pray for traveling mercies. 

(Photo: Jim loading boxes of aid for later shipment.)


This month I represented Ezra UK at the Bangor-Israel convention in the town of Bangor County Down. 
I had many conversations with Christians from all over Ireland about the need to support Aliyah in 
these crucial times.

Jim Clint - "My Ezra table at the Bangor-Israel convention" 

I’ve been sharing at different Christian church groups this month. I traveled to the town of Garvagh in County Londonderry to speak at the “Garvagh Gospel Extravaganza” I was encouraged to see how many dear folks are praying for the return of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland of Israel.

Garvagh in County Londonderry gathering

Please continue to pray for us.

Blessings in Yeshua Messiah.
The Jim Clint family

In the UK PLEASE CONTACT
Ezra UK Website - www.ezrauk.org
Ezra UK Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/EzraUk/
Email - kobi-clint@hotmail.com
Mobile  07561397224


LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE sends regular monthly financial support to the Jim Clint family, as they are assisting Jews in making aliyah (immigrating to Israel.) Those in the USA can send funds to them through our website contribution. Please use the DONATE button on this blog's side columns or the tab at the top.

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Published on Jul 11, 2013

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Kadosh Ata (You Are Holy). Song info and lyrics below.

Available at: http://www.Joshua-Aaron.com or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jo.... https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaAaronW... https://twitter.com/JAaronWorship Kadosh Ata was written by native Israeli, Keren Silver and is sung throughout Israel's believing congregations. Joshua Aaron sings this beloved song accompanied by vocals of Messianic singer/songwriter Misha Goetz. Lyrics can be found below. Used with permission. Written by Keren Seguin Silver LEFANEICHA ANI MISHTA-CHAVEI, AL BIRKAI NOTEN LECHA SAMCHUT AL KOL YAMAI AHALEL OTCHA LE-NETZACH KI ATAH ADONAI ATAH LE-VADCHA YESHUA, SIMCHAT CHAIYAI KADOSH, KADOSH, KADOSH ATAH (HOLY, HOLY, HOLY ARE YOU, LORD) KADOSH, KADOSH ATAH (HOLY, HOLY ARE YOU, LORD) I WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, LORD I'M DOWN ON MY KNEES I'M GIVING YOU ALL MY DAYS, MY GOD, MY KING I WILL PRAISE YOU FOREVER LORD, FOR YOU ARE ADONAI YOU ALONE YESHUA, ARE THE JOY OF MY LIFE


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