I am walking in the Land of Giants again. Israel. Yesterday we were atop Mt. Carmel where Elijah called out the prophets of Baal. Today we walk were the Apostle Paul walked, rather, stood in chains before his captors and played the only card he seemed to have left. After several years of captivity, Paul breaks the deadlock of waiting […]
I received a note yesterday that tourism from the United States to Israel is growing—and not just by a little bit. Compared to 2015 and 2016, tourism to Israel is up 20% from January to June. So far this year, 400,000 Americans have travelled to Israel—90,000 in the month of June alone.
This January (2018) I will lead yet another trip to the Holy Land…the first trip will be for clergy. Then, on the heels of that, a lay-oriented trip. (Both trips are found here: FaithPassage.com.
These journeys will make trip #19 and #20 in the last twenty years. Yes…I […]
One of the most intriguing sites in the Holy Land isn’t a biblical site at all. Stars & Bucks sits on a street down the hill from the Church of the Holy Nativity in Bethlehem. It is an obvious knock-off of the coffee giant: similar design, similar look, and not bad coffee either. (Cappuccino’s are served in a thick paper cup featuring […]