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Understanding Israel: A Different Look Into Evangelical Christianity

Understanding Israel: A Different Look Into Evangelical Christianity

New Life Church. Photo Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET

Understanding Israel is a video-interview series created by Rob Lattin for the Foreign Policy Blogs.  By speaking to the people on the inside and on the ground, each episode seeks to intimately expose viewers to the important and controversial topics affecting Israel today.  

Evangelical Christians make up one of America’s largest sects of Israel supporters.  Pastor John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel claims to have over one million evangelical supporters alone, and his influence on Washington’s pro-Israel policies is well documented.  However, while most evangelicals have a deep respect for the Jewish faith and Israel, not all make their religious enthusiasm for Israel synonymous with their political views.  In this segment of Understanding Israel, I speak with Senior Pastor Brady Boyd of the New Life Church, a megachurch in Colorado.  We discuss his thoughts on Judaism and his inclination that Pastor Hagee does not speak for all evangelicals when it comes to the modern state of Israel.  Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, New Life Church has operations all over the world.



Rob Lattin

Rob Lattin recently completed his Master's in International Affairs at the City College of New York, where he won the Frank Owarish prize for graduating at the top of his class. His thesis explored Democratic Peace Theory and its applicability to small powers, and used the relationship between Turkey and Israel as its case study. Rob received his B.A. in Near Eastern Studies and Political Science, graduating from the University of Arizona with honors.

Rob has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and has lived in Haifa, Israel. In addition to blogging for FPB, he is the Foreign Affairs Correspondent for He currently splits his time between Washington D.C. and New York City.