Recent Polling on Evangelical Views on Israel

In this landmark 500th episode of The Table podcast, Dr. Darrell Bock discusses with Drs. Mitch Glaser, Kirill Bumin and Mordechai Inbari evangelical views on Israel, focusing on surveys from pastors and young evangelicals on their current views on Israel, replacement theology, and eschatology.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.


Kirill Bumin

Kirill Bumin is the Dean of the Graduate Studies and a Full Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill College. Prior to coming to Stonehill in Feb. 2022, Dr. Bumin spent the last 12 years at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, as a political science department faculty member and the last 5 years as the Assistant Dean of the UNCP Graduate School. Dr. Bumin specializes in post-communist and Middle East politics, with particular focus on political transitions, ethnic conflict, comparative judicial politics, and survey research on public attitudes related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Over the last four years his research focused predominantly on studying Christian Zionism in the US, among Evangelical and Born-Again community and, more recently, among Catholics. Dr. Bumin received his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and his undergraduate degrees in business and political science from the High Point University.  

Mitch Glaser

Mitch comes from a traditional Jewish family in New York City. He attended Orthodox Hebrew school and was bar mitzvah at age 13. In his first year of college, Mitch hitchhiked across the country to California, where he met some Christians who told him Jesus was the Jewish Messiah. Mitch accepted Jesus in November of 1970, attended Bible school and seminary, and has been serving in Jewish missions since then.

Almost immediately after becoming a believer, Dr. Glaser became involved with what was then known as the West Coast branch of Chosen People Ministries (formerly known as the American Board of Missions to the Jews). This was the beginning of a forty-year ministry that has included working with Jews for Jesus and Ariel Ministries. Since 1997, Dr. Glaser has served as president of Chosen People Ministries—one of the oldest and largest Messianic missions in the United States. 



Mordechai Inbari

Motti Inbari is a Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and the author or editor of eight books. Motti was born and raised in Israel, and his PhD was from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For the last 15 years, he has been living with his family in the United States, currently in Raleigh NC. His Forthcoming book with Kirill Bumin is Christian Zionism of the Twenty-First Century:Evangelical Public Opinion on Israel, expected in 2023 with Oxford University Press.