We explore the meeting place of the biblical text and its context.


Mark in Jerusalem. Photo by Arley Fuentes.

Mark in Jerusalem. Photo by Arley Fuentes.

Ballooning over Capadokia, Turkey. Photo by Mark Ziese.

Ballooning over Capadokia, Turkey. Photo by Mark Ziese.


Plans are being finalized for a winter hike across Lower Galilee. Click the image below for more information. 


This "Fam trip" is offered as learning tool to church leaders who are contemplating a study- or pilgrimage-tour to Israel-Palestine. It is offered at a deep discount by JCBS as an opportunity for leaders to familiarize themselves with the process, potential, and pitfalls in organizing group travel. JCBS offers these trips periodically; I have been asked to lead this one scheduled on the heels of our "Jesus Trail" hike.


Finally, we are working hard to prepare this online course that should become available soon through the Consortium for Christian Online Education (CCOE).  The spearhead of this effort is Hope International University in Los Angeles, California. For more information, see the link here


Observe. Engage. Contemplate.