Jerusalem: Ground Zero for Christians

Jerusalem: Ground Zero for Christians

On our recent trip to Israel, we concluded our time by spending a couple of days in Jerusalem. This city is truly “Ground Zero” for Christians: this is where Jesus was betrayed, put on trial, brutally whipped, crucified, buried, and…

Beth Shan: A Tragic End

Beth Shan: A Tragic End

Beth Shan is an ancient city in Israel, currently the largest archaeological dig currently in the country. In the days of Jesus and Paul, it was a massive Roman city. It was state-of-the-art, and the worldview there screamed out, “ME!”…

The Sea of Galilee: Where Jesus Lived

The Sea of Galilee: Where Jesus Lived

The Sea of Galilee is 13 miles long and 7½ miles wide, located on the Via Maris, an international highway in ancient times. The lake ranges in depth from 130 to 157 feet. It is the lowest freshwater lake in…

En Gedi: Where Do You Meet with God?

En Gedi: Where Do You Meet with God?

En Gedi in Hebrew means “spring of the wild goat.” It is an ancient site in the middle of the Judean desert. It lies near the Dead Sea. Common mammals are the ibex, hyrox, and red fox, and there are…