For You Were Strangers

Traveling to Israel, via a layover in Istanbul, Turkey, was fascinating and slightly disorienting.  English and American culture were no longer the default reference point for everything from announcements to cuisine.  However, English subtitles and the wide acceptance of American currency allowed us to reasonably navigate the environment without speaking the local languages.  While servingContinue reading “For You Were Strangers”

Israel Archeological Dig

In May and June, I’ll travel with classmates from WesleyTheological Seminary to participate in the Jezreel Expedition on the foothills of the Gilboa mountain range in Israel, where we’ll sift through remains of civilizations from late prehistory through the 20th century. Jezreel is the former residence of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel whose conflict withContinue reading “Israel Archeological Dig”