Friends of Israel Today with Chris Katulka on Bott Radio

Friends of Israel Today

Christian talk radio with Chris Katulka

The Friends of Israel Today is the weekly half-hour radio outreach of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. Founded in 1938, The Friends of Israel is a worldwide Christian ministry, communicating biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people. The Friends of Israel Today is hosted by Chris Katulka—speaker, author and blogger with the ministry. To support this ministry write: The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc., PO Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099, or call 1-800-257-7843 and be sure to tell them you listen on Bott Radio Network.

Recent Episodes

Oct 23

October 23, 2021 | Chris Katulka/Jim Showers: Christian Zionism

Christian Zionism is our passionate belief today, but this movement started long before us. Looking back in American history we can see a precedent set forth by many presidents: a desire to see national Israel restored. Miraculously, the world witnessed this come to pass in 1948, and we’re thrilled to see the Jewish people in their homeland today. But the world critics have spoken: Many people aren’t happy to see Israel resurrected. That’s why our support is so important! Chris interviews The Friends of Israel’s Executive Director Jim Showers about Christian Zionism—what it is, why it matters, and what it’s accomplished over the centuries. God’s Word has always made its importance clear, and it’s our job to preserve this truth. Tune in for this excellent discussion, plus you’ll learn about William Blackstone, a hero of Christian Zionism in America with an inspiring story!

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How did we get here? That’s a question we ask many times throughout our lives, but this week we put that question to the church. What factors shaped the early church and the tenets it has passed on to us today? From its Jewish beginnings to its shift to Gentile growth and the influence of Greek and Roman culture woven in, the church has a fascinating origin that we should know to better understand our own faith. Join us today as we interview Dr. Michael Svigel, an expert on these matters, who will teach you what you need to know about the early church!

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Put your theological thinking cap on this week as we talk about the history of Christian doctrine! Dr. Michael Svigel joins our show this week to talk about how doctrine was developed in the early church. His insight is incredibly necessary—modern evangelicals as a whole are struggling to understand biblical truth. Through this interview covered over the next two weeks, you’ll be able to arm yourself with knowledge of your faith by understanding how our theology came to be!

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If you have any interest in Jewish holidays, the latest issue of Israel My Glory is perfect for you! It takes apart each of Israel’s seven biblical feasts in a meaningful way that will educate and entertain you. This week’s radio program spotlights Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, with a one-on-one interview with Tom Simcox, who shares the basic and bonus details of his article on the subject. We hope you’re ready to learn a thing or two about this God-ordained Jewish feast!

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Happy 100th Day! Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister, just finished his first 100 days in office this week. Chris offers a helpful breakdown of the challenges Bennett is facing and the actions he’s taken to strengthen Israel. From his meeting with U.S. President Biden to his plans to curb the coronavirus to his intentions to offer Gaza aid without seeing it fall into the hands of Hamas, Bennett has been given a tall order. Decide for yourself how Prime Minister Bennett has handled his new role and where his leadership will bring Israel in the future!

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The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc.
PO Box 908
Bellmawr, NJ 08099
(800) 257-7843