Nov 11, 2019 I am getting into the book “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” by James Martin. I just read this paragraph from p.13 that I thought was really good. “Traveling to the Holy Land is like visiting the family home of a good friend. No matter how well you know the person, you’ll understand your friendContinue reading “The Fifth Gospel”
Nov 6, 2019 This is a quick entry to say that I received an email today of who all is in my travel group for this trip. I turned the information into an image. Here it is. The email didn’t say what denominations are represented, but it still sounds like a diverse group.
Nov 5, 2019 I just watched the following movie about Jerusalem and wanted to write a little bit about it. The movie was filmed for IMAX – so I bet it would have been really cool to see it on the giant screen. It is 45 minutes long. I highly recommend taking some time toContinue reading “From Galaxy’s Edge to the Center of the Universe”
Oct 24, 2019 Thanks to modern technology and some very dedicated people, there is a really cool way to learn about the Holy Land without leaving your home. You can go there in virtual reality thanks to something called The Octagon Project. I just discovered this site and it has a bunch of virtual realityContinue reading “The Holy Land in Virtual Reality”
Oct 23, 2019 I just found this good article that explains the difference between a pilgrim and a tourist. Although I imagine I will still be taking plenty of pictures and will still bring back some souvenirs, I completely agree with this article. A Pilgrim is not a Tourist
Oct 21, 2019 These look like good reading for the trip. They showed up today.
Oct 21, 2019 Out of curiosity, I decided to see how the geographic size of Israel compares to western Ohio, where I’m from. Here’s what I found out.
Oct 18, 2019 I learned today from the chairman of the Holy Land Pilgrimage that the cost for the Knights Templar to send one person on this trip is approximately $3,500. There are also two trips each Feb – one in the first half of the month (when I am going) and one in theContinue reading “Numbers and thanks”
Oct 17, 2019 I’ve started watching some YouTube videos about the Holy Land to get a little taste of what will come on this trip. I found this one about the Church of the Holy Sepulchure which commemorates the spot where Jesus died. The video is 8:35 long and does a really nice job givingContinue reading “A video about the Church of the Holy Sepulchure”
Oct 16, 2019 I received word yesterday that I have been selected to participate in the Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage. What an exciting opportunity! Here’s some brief background about how this all got started. Back on April 5, 2019, a member of St Paul Lutheran Church, where I serve as pastor, contacted me andContinue reading “You have been accepted…”