Holy Land(s) 2017

I’m currently writing a Bible study on the parables, and all the reading I’m doing about them is making me really antsy to go visit the land where Jesus walked.  I’ve become desensitized to the fact that God became man at a certain time, in a certain space.  I talk so much about Jesus, and intellectually I know He existed in history— but so often He becomes a character in a book rather than a man who really walked in the land of Palestine.

I’ve always heard that visiting the Holy Land changes the way you read Scripture. I can’t wait to experience it for myself.

Want to come along?



  1. I can attest to the fact that going to the Holy Land changes you, changes how you read and hear the Gospel, and changes how you see the people you are reading about in the news. And going to the Holy Land is safer than going to the south side of Chicago!

  2. On a fun note, here’ a little something to make you laugh . . .

    A few years ago Kate’s class was asked to write from the point of view of someone in the Prodigal Son parable. Kate chose the servant who was asked to kill the fatted calf (I think it was a fatted calf?). The first sentence was “I knew that boy was going to be trouble the first time I ever laid eyes on him.”

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