I never really thought much about it, until now. But, tonight was a really lonely night for Jesus. We love to talk about the cross, but at least His mother was there, and John showed up for that. But, what about the loneliness of Thursday. What a weird night that was. Many denominations typically have … More The Night Jesus Social Distanced
Every year I write a little blog post about the word of the year. Last year I was still working on the year before. The word was “Cut.” I felt like God laid it on my heart that my life was cluttered and much of what I needed to do in the past, I no … More “FREEDOM!”
Last time we focused on the beauty of this Biblical site. It is close to the sea of Galilee. It is actually right on it. Peter and Andrew probably moved here from Bethsaida where it says they were born, to live and work right on the water. This is an unlikely place that the Messiah … More What Happens In Capernaum, Stays in Capernaum!
Before I went to Israel, Capernaum was merely a word on a page. A man leading another tour who is a professor and even writes articles for a major Christian publication said something interesting to me. He said, “You learn so much, before I came here Capernaum was just a word on a page.” That … More Capernaum Not Just a Word!
When you seek to analyze something in an academic way and it happens to pertain to faith, and you are a person of faith, it might not be wise to use the word miracle, or refer to something as miraculous. But, when it comes to the Dead Sea Scrolls, I implore you to prove me … More The Miracle of the Dead Sea Scrolls!
A very short distance away from The Church of John the Baptist in Ein Karem (about 1/2 a mile) up a long hill with stairs all the way to the gate of the courtyard is The Church of the Visitation. Which Visitation are we talking about? We are talking about Mary’s visit to her older … More Crazy Cousin John Part 2 (Israel Trip)
3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the … More Crazy Cousin John! (Israel Trip)