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Apr
14
Sitting on the floor in Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum)

Sitting on the floor in Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum)

” I knew that I had to spend an afternoon at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in order to come face to face with the unbelievable suffering and horrors that my Jewish brothers and sisters endured less than a century ago in Europe.”

Apr
13
Genesis 21-22: The joy and agony of “laughter”

Genesis 21-22: The joy and agony of “laughter”

Hi Dojo readers, There’s been a lot going on these past 2 weeks, but I finally was able to upload the videos from the past 2 Ruth’s Chris Bible Study sessions. We looked at Genesis 21-22 over the past two weeks and have arrived at the birth and early life of the 2nd of the […]

Apr
11
Jesus, Scripture, Israel & Palestine

Jesus, Scripture, Israel & Palestine

We barely had time to scratch the surface last night, but it was a great introduction to the numerous strands that make up the knot…

Mar
28
Seeking peace in the Holy Land (trip blog – part 3)

Seeking peace in the Holy Land (trip blog – part 3)

“This was my first encounter with tear gas, stun grenades or rubber-coated bullets.

But it wouldn’t be my last.”

Mar
26
Gen. 20 – Sister wives and stereotypes (vid)

Gen. 20 – Sister wives and stereotypes (vid)

Hi Dojo readers, I’m back from the Holy Land and our Ruth’s Chris Bible study has picked back up where we left off a the beginning of the month. This week we look at Genesis 20 and Abraham’s encounter with the supposedly “godless” king Abimelech…

Mar
24
Seeking peace in the Holy Land (trip blog – part 2)

Seeking peace in the Holy Land (trip blog – part 2)

Continued from part 1 I made it from the airport to Bethlehem in just over an hour. The first thing I was blown away by was just how mountainous the Jerusalem/Bethlehem area is. There are no rolling bills or valleys; these are rugged, terraced, limestone cliffs jutting up from deep valleys. People in Biblical times […]

Mar
21
Seeking peace in the Holy Land (trip blog – part 1)

Seeking peace in the Holy Land (trip blog – part 1)

“Due to the sensitivity issues surrounding travel throughout the West Bank/Palestine (Israeli security has been known to hassle people who visit Palestine and an Isreali official released a semi-threatening comment the day before the conference regarding people planning on attending), I decided to wait and write about the trip when I was back home rather than blog about it live. So here are some of my reflections from my very first (but hopefully not my last!) trip to the Holy Land…”

Mar
6
Gen.19 – A whole ‘Lot’ of judgment AND mercy

Gen.19 – A whole ‘Lot’ of judgment AND mercy

“The story of the destruction of Sodom is well-known…but not often well-studied. There are a number of elements from it that have entered the general cultural awareness. However, the account itself reveals far more about the character of God, as well as Lot and the people of the Cities of the Plain.”

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