Stan Goodenough

Stan Goodenough
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Stan has lived in Israel for half of his life even though he was born to a Gentile couple serving on the mission field in the small kingdom of Swaziland. Following three years volunteering on Israeli collective farms in the 1980s, he worked as a political reporter for the South African newspaper, The Daily Dispatch – where his pen had its training during apartheid’s waning years. He has traveled to various nations, speaking to Christians about developments in Israel. In 2011 he was accredited by the Israel Ministry of Tourism as a tour guide, and takes individuals, small groups, families, busloads and helicopter-loads of Christians around God’s Land. Stan has lived in Israel for half of his life even though he was born to a Gentile couple serving on the mission field in the small kingdom of Swaziland. Following three years volunteering on Israeli collective farms in the 1980s, he worked as a political reporter for the South African newspaper, The Daily Dispatch – where his pen had its training during apartheid’s waning years. He has traveled to various nations, speaking to Christians about developments in Israel. In 2011 he was accredited by the Israel Ministry of Tourism as a tour guide, and takes individuals, small groups, families, busloads and helicopter-loads of Christians around God’s Land.

Pain amidst blessing

Stan writes, "Laughter, however, would suddenly give way to tears. Unbeknown to us, a terrible tragedy was unfolding down south."

‘The beginning of our redemption’

Stan writes, "Notably, the preacher and the rabbi had the same understanding of what the creation of the Jewish state portended: the coming of a Messiah King who will redeem Israel and all Creation."

Trump’s peace plan to be released – If true, the devil will be wrapped...

Stan writes, "The news, which appeared on the Arabic-language daily Asharq al-Awsat suggested that the way US President Donald Trump is building his Middle East peace plan could exact a terrible cost from Israel."

Why is the Israeli Likud celebrating a ‘Christian’ New Year?

Stan writes, "This question tantalised me the minute I saw Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely rejoicing on a Twitter feed in the first minutes of the morning of January 1, 2018."

Australia can still lead the way

Stan writes, "One hundred years ago men from the Southern Hemisphere fighting under the flag of the British Empire opened the way for the Jews to come home."

The absence of Christian outrage over the UNESCO vote

Stan writes, "What IS perplexing to the point of infuriation is the way what was once an overwhelmingly Christian West – with its foundations set in the bedrock of millennia-old Judeo-Christian – that these nations have neither the courage nor conviction of their foundational faith nor pride in their national birthright to withstand, excoriate, spurn and scornfully reject votes and rulings like these passed by UNESCO..."

Jerusalem D-Day – It’s what you do today, Mr President

Stan writes, "Is Donald Trump a man of his word? Will he do what is, simply, right? Or will he sign the waiver and put off moving the embassy for the 43rd time, as all presidents have done since 1995?"

Ignorance and hypocrisy – a poisonous mix

Stan writes, "There is a lot of buzz around about the new Richard Gere film, “Norman”, in which the Gentile actor is privileged to play the part of a Jew. Gere – however – has distinctly disqualified himself from any attachment to this unique race, and has joined its enemies in propagating lies about Israel."

America reset?

Stan writes, "The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has turned, and is turning, the world upside down. While the impact on Israel is yet to become clear, some initial signs are encouraging. Is God resetting the clock?"

Australia vs New Zealand – Shared history and divergent relations to Israel

Stan writes, "Who knows but perhaps it can find its first traction in the ANZAC spirit of Australian and New Zealander believers – who can stand together on behalf of both nations to see Australia stay the course, and to see New Zealand get back on track."