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News from Our International Ministry

Terho Kanervikkoaho & Sanna Erelä, Project Coordinators Encounter Between a Pastor and a Rabbi This past spring, we had two very interesting happenings in our International Teaching Ministry, here at the Caspari Center. In April, we hosted a friendly debate between Pastor David R. Parsons from the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) and Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi […]

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How to Do It Wrong

Terho Kanervikkoaho, Project Coordinator Once upon a time there was a pastor. (It wasn’t me. Honest.) This pastor had just stumbled upon an allegorical method of reading Old Testament stories and through it had made some wonderful discoveries. Now he was tempted to apply this method in every situation. And as this pastor was from […]

Welcome to the Caspari Center Library!

Maria Kanervikkoaho, Librarian “Equipping His people for works of service, so that the body of Messiah may be built up” (Ephesians 4:12) has always been our biblical inspiration and goal. As most of our supporters know, our heart is education in the form of studies, courses and the publication of books. And where one has […]

Conveying Passion

Margarita Kantor, Project Coordinator World-renowned Israeli writer, Amos Oz, who recently passed away, wrote about his father in his memoir, “A Tale of Love and Darkness”. His father was a philologist who was passionate about the connections between letters, roots and words found everywhere in the holy language. His passion was to such a degree […]

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A Search for Jewish roots, Part II

(Part I can be viewed here) One area that reflects our connection to the Jewish roots is our relationship with Israel. Can there be room in our theology for the Jewish people now and in the future, or should they be relegated to the past? In his book, Messianic Judaism, Messianic Jewish theologian David H. […]

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A Search for Jewish Roots, Part I

A short while ago, a man of European origin visited the Caspari Center, seeking help. He had heard that we “promote Jewish roots” in our ministry, and had been (mis)informed that we might be able to help him discover whether he had Jewish ancestry. He told me his surname, deliberated over whether it might be […]

“Tzabarim” for Yeshua

“I thought I was the only Jew in all of Israel who believes in Yeshua!” This statement can often be heard from native Israelis describing their first days, weeks and sometimes months after experiencing the absolutely stunning discovery of the Messiahship of Yeshua, and committing their lives to him. And that is one of the […]

Experience Israel – Back to the Roots

For a long time now, the Norwegian Church Ministry to Israel (NCMI; the organization which established the Caspari Center) had been wanting to pioneer a Bible school in Israel. At the same time, a desire had also been growing in the hearts of some young Norwegians working with the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) branch […]

On the Sacred Mountain

For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I […]