Safety In The Holy Land, Where A Hill Is The Center Of Attention

The Temple Mount, The Center Of Attention In A World With A Short Attention Span If you were one of the thousands googling about safety in the Holy Land the last two weeks in July, the Jerusalem Temple Mount incident probably caught your interest. For two weeks, Israel was pretty much at the top of … More Safety In The Holy Land, Where A Hill Is The Center Of Attention

The Temple Mount: A Hill, A Powder Keg, Metal Detectors and the Status Quo

Is the whole Jerusalem Temple Mount episode  (July 2017) really about metal detectors? There are metal detectors everywhere else in Israel, not to mention the world, at checkpoints, the entrances to malls and other public places that Israelis, Muslims, Christians and others walk through….so it’s not really about metal detectors it’s about the Temple Mount and who … More The Temple Mount: A Hill, A Powder Keg, Metal Detectors and the Status Quo

The Jordan River…. That Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Ah….the Jordan, many rivers are more beautiful, countless are longer, wider, deeper, and cleaner, but no other river evokes such affection, serenity or peace, especially in the hearts of God’s people, as the Jordan River, one of 26 rivers in Israel. The Jordan is mentioned 175 times in the Old Testament and about 15 times in the … More The Jordan River…. That Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Did You Know The Dead Sea Scrolls Turned 70 This Year?

Happy 70th Birthday to the Dead Sea Scrolls! Discovered in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947, these manuscripts have stayed in the top ten of archaeological finds for 70 years.  You can see God’s hand in their preservation, sheltered in clay urns, these fragile artifacts spent centuries in the driest, lowest place on earth.  … More Did You Know The Dead Sea Scrolls Turned 70 This Year?

At Mount Tabor, Close Encounters of the Divine Kind

No matter where you stand in the Jezreel Valley, located in northern Israel and also known as the Valley of Armageddon, you can see the rounded visage of Mount Tabor. Located at the nexus of many ancient travel routes that crisscrossed Palestine, Mount Tabor served as a strategic sentinel during Biblical times and a symbol … More At Mount Tabor, Close Encounters of the Divine Kind

Israel: Myth Buster, Treasure Chest, Surprise

Israel is many things to many people … A land claimed by the world’s three great religions as their place of origin; a challenging melting pot of contemporary world politics, intrigue and conflicts; a surprising land of diverse and astonishing natural beauty, complete with ethnic complexities, historical consequence and Biblical significance; an archaeologist’s treasure chest, … More Israel: Myth Buster, Treasure Chest, Surprise

When God Chooses

Abraham saw the lot, David prepared the blueprint, Solomon constructed it, Babylon destroyed it, God’s people rebuilt it, Herod remodeled it, and Rome burned it to the ground.   Jesus taught in it, He threw money changers out of it, He entered it, time after time, through the Golden Gates and will again. He was mocked, beaten … More When God Chooses