Jesus Sneakers and Walking in Israel

Posted on May 6, 2021

Can you walk on water? Well, now you can! A few years ago I read about the “Jesus Shoe,” which sells for over $3,000! These shoes were regular Nike brand shoes (Air Max 97’s) whose soles had been injected with certified ‘blessed-by-a-priest’ water from the Jordan River! These Holy Water sneakers were intended to give…

Help East African Leaders Visit the Holy Land

Posted on March 18, 2020

I’ve enjoyed leading study tours to the Holy Land for over 30 years, but I’ve always had a special interest in helping future Christian leaders make their first visit to the place where Jesus’s ministry happened. How powerful it can be for preachers to have their visual imaginations stirred by seeing the places where Jesus…

The Last Disciple

Posted on February 7, 2019

A Breathtaking Stage After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan, the gospels record that he immediately was driven into the desert for forty days. For those forty days, he was tempted by Satan. He was attended by angels. He played with animals. And out in that desert place, for forty days, Jesus fasted. You can…

Clergy: Come and See Your Anglican Heritage

Posted on August 23, 2018

A few years back, Archbishop Duncan put words to what many of us had been seeing in our churches and seminaries.  He said it plainly: Young leaders and spouses coming into the Anglican tradition of Christianity with a great love and zeal for the Lord and for His church.  The impact of our rootless, post-modern…

Let’s Go There!

Posted on August 20, 2018

Many of you know the joy of faith-based travel. We have had a great time in some of the most significant places of faith on the globe. It has been a tremendous joy for Fran and I to take well over 600+ people to ‘far away places’ in the past decades. About a dozen years…

Ten Reasons Why This Next Trip to the Holy Land is for You

Posted on July 30, 2018

In just a few weeks, the registration for the November Holy Land trip (November 12-21) will begin to close. Register quickly! If you have been thinking and praying about it…it is time to act. In the closing weeks of registration, I want to reiterate what makes this trip unique. Here are ten great reasons to…

Come Back Home

Posted on June 28, 2018

It was so exciting for me to see so many of my friends and colleagues enjoying the Holy City at the recent GAFCON event in Jerusalem. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were covered with images of some of my favorite people in some of my favorite places.   I saw a friend sitting in the exact chair…

Throwing a Cap Over the Wall

Posted on June 14, 2018

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…

Another Surprise Baptism Brings Sudden Appearance

Posted on January 16, 2018

I am leading a tour group of pastors through the Holy Land. Our group is about a dozen clergy, spouses, some dedicated lay people from their churches, and a father with his teenage son. A few days into the trip, the father and son asked if the young man could be baptized here in Israel. Wow….