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2019 Israel Trip – Day 7

Our final day in Israel was a whirlwind.  We went from a full day of touring to our farewell dinner, then almost immediately to the airport and (for me) 25 hours of travel (including layovers, flights, and driving).  Consequently, I’m … Continue reading

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2019 Israel Trip – Day 6

These first few photos are actually from last night (Day 5), but it was too late to post when we got back to the hotel. Western Wall The lowest level of the western wall of the Temple Mount consists of … Continue reading

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2019 Israel Trip – Day 5

Jerusalem View of the Temple Mount (with the Dome of the Rock) from the top of the Mount of Olives. The Dome of the Rock The Al-Aqsa mosque (on the south end of the Temple Mount) The Golden Gate (east … Continue reading

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2019 Israel Trip – Day 4

Gideon’s Spring Located at the bottom of Mount Gilboa is Ein Harod, or the “Spring of Harod.” This is the pool where Gideon chose his 300 warriors to battle the Midianites. The warriors were chosen based on how they drank … Continue reading

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2019 Israel Trip – Day 3

Chorazim This is one of the three cities that Jesus pronounced “woe” on because they didn’t believe in spite of the miracles done in them. These are the ruins of a “ritual bath” (mikvah) used for purification. These are the … Continue reading

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2019 Israel Trip – Day 2

Example of a Tomb Our guide commented that most old cave tombs in Israel (like the one Jesus was buried in) have their round sealing stones stolen (to be used as building materials).  We drove past an intact example, but … Continue reading

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2019 Israel Trip – Day One

Airport to Jaffa Day One started with a trip from Ben Gurion Airport to Jaffa Tel Aviv skyline in the background   Jaffa   Breakfast Typical buildings and architechture St. Peter’s Church Mediterranean Sea and Tel Aviv skyline Old City … Continue reading

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Is Adam Historical (Part 2)

For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 1 Timothy 2:13 Last Wednesday (4/24/2013) I wrote about how many evangelicals are reconsidering the historicity of the biblical Adam. I had planned to write about why I consider belief in Adam’s historicity … Continue reading

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Is Adam Historical? (Part 1)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 (ESV) Last week I was reading a blog post by Peter Enns titled, “Framing the Evangelical Discussion of Adam and Evolution.” Enns was … Continue reading

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Social Justice and Our First Love

But Jesus said, “Leave her alone; why berate her for doing a good thing? You always have the poor among you, and they badly need your help, and you can aid them whenever you want to; but I won’t be … Continue reading

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