The 70 Faces of Scripture

The first two weeks of classes are in the books!  One of my professors observed that most of us were probably going through “Syllabus Shock” the first week.  I like that term.  It’s a pretty good description of what the first few days felt like.  Now things seem to be settling down a bit and …

Images of Jerusalem

Rooming with Bigfoot Jesus

Greetings from Jerusalem!  A plan that started some 2 years ago is now a reality.  Although, it still feels a bit surreal. My trip here was long, but uneventful.  Granted, it was made it bit more comfortable with my business class upgrade from Charlotte to Paris (Executive Platinum on American Airlines has a few advantages).  …

The Long Goodbye

The past few weeks have been filled with “Goodbye” get-togethers and send-offs.  So many of our friends have wanted to get together with us to celebrate this new adventure and wish us well.  The outpouring of love and kindness has been overwhelming—and very much appreciated.  At the same time, it’s also been a little strange …

Prep Work

All incoming students to Jerusalem University College are required to take a course entitled, “Physical Settings of the Bible”.  This course covers the physical and geographic factors of the Land and how they impacted settlement and communication.  It also correlates archeological, historical and biblical material with the geographic features of the Land.  The course includes …

The Adventure Begins

This past Friday (Aug. 3rd 2018) was the last day at my job of 19+ years—what appears to be the closing of the 31-year “professional” phase of my life. In a few weeks, I start the next chapter by going back to school.

What have I done? What am I thinking?!? Have I gone off the deep end?