Category Archives: Travel

The Fifth Cup

Have you ever wondered why Jesus used such unusual language in the Garden of Gethsemane when he wrestled with his coming crucifixion? Instead of praying, “I don’t want to die!” he said, “Please take this cup from me.” Here’s the … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Secrets from an ancient quarry

Just a few feet from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, there’s a forgotten gate to the past. Thousands of people stream in and out of the Damascus Gate every day. It is easily the most colorful and dramatic … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facing your giants

On a Sunday when the History Channel starts its epic look at the story of the Bible, here’s an on-location look at one of the Bible’s most famous stories. It’s a video (5:45) we shot in the valley where David … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A massage from God!

After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of Ein Gedi.” – 1 Samuel 24:1 For a few minutes, our group traveling in Israel was a little tentative. If we were going to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Healing in his wings

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. – Malachi 4:2, NIV There was a woman who once memorized the words of Malachi. Malachi? People memorize Psalm 23, of course. They … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The selfish virgins

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. – Jesus, in Matthew 25 My friend Joseph has a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hard Places

“Stand at the crossroads and look;     ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it,     and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 My favorite photo of Israel? It’s one with a view … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding faith in a cave

When David journeyed to the Caves of Adullam, it was more than a physical trip. It was here where he re-captured the giant-killing faith he’d known as a young man.

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

God is my shade

The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand … (Psalm 121:5) The heat can be unbearable, the kind of thing that can really get your attention if you’re hiking in Israel. For all the preparations we make when we invite … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Far Country: Closer than you think!

Every time I travel to Israel, I do my best to spend a little time in Bet She’an. Amazing place. Even after all these centuries, it’s obvious that Bet She’an was one of the best little cities Alexander the Great … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Israel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment