Category Archives: Travel

Join my Bible Lands tour of Israel from October 27 to November 5, 2014

I invite you to join my Bible Lands tour this fall. This tour experience is top quality, and for a very good price. Everything is taken care of so you can devote your full attention to the Bible places we will … Continue reading

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Short Video: From Jericho to Masada at the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is always an enjoyable place to visit. I make a point of going there during every trip to Israel. A warm float in the Dead Sea and the fresh, cool waterfalls of Ein Gedi wash away every … Continue reading

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Meeting a behemoth on the way to Israel

I arrived in Israel yesterday to join the last excavation season at Khirbet Qeiyafa. I was originally not able to come but some things unexpectedly changed a few weeks ago. Today is Shabbat (Sabbath) which makes for a good day … Continue reading

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Visiting Sevilla, Spain

We began our recent trip with several days near the city of Sevilla (usually labeled “Seville” in English). Some of us recall a storied barber (and rabbit?) from this city. In Spanish, the city name is pronounced [seh-VEE-ya]. Including its … Continue reading

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Short Video on the Ophel Excavations in Jerusalem

Archaeologist Eilat Mazar has been digging around the City of David for several years. A short video has been posted showing results from the last few months on the southern edge of the Temple Mount, an area known as the … Continue reading

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In Spain for Two Weeks

I have arrived in Sevilla (a.k.a. Seville), Spain, to begin a nearly two-week visit in the country. This trip is primarily about being with Christians, but there are also some interesting things to see and learn about the area. I’m … Continue reading

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In Israel and Ready to Dig Again!

My group and I arrived safely in Israel yesterday afternoon. We are now in Jerusalem and plan to join the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavation team late tomorrow morning after worship. Our hotel is in the Old City, just a short walk … Continue reading

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One person’s experience at Khirbet Qeiyafa

A couple of weeks ago, the Detroit Free Press ran an article by a Mauricio Gutierrez describing his week-long experience on the Khirbet Qeiyafa dig. He went along with a group of professors and students from Oakland University. His article is a … Continue reading

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Bogotá, Colombia: Not Tacos and Tropics, but “Eternal Spring”

I arrived in Bogotá last night to begin a two-week trip in Colombia. I’ll be presenting Bible lessons for a number of churches here and in the city of Ibagué. This is perhaps my sixteenth or seventeenth visit to this … Continue reading

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Ancient Gates of Megiddo

We had an interesting first day that began with a good Israeli breakfast, a pleasant morning drive in our rental van, and picturesque visits to biblical sites. We visited Megiddo, Mount Carmel and Caesarea before heading over to the Sea of … Continue reading

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