I'm an author, traveler, biblical scholar, instructor, guide, lecturer, and foodie. I've been leading people through the lands of the Bible for over twenty years encouraging them "to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it" (Ezra 7:10).

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December 25, 2018

J.R.R. Tolkein* coined a term, “eucatastrophe” (from Greek eu “good” and catastrophe “destruction), in which he meant, “the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears…it produces its peculiar effect because it is a sudden glimpse o...

January 18, 2018

The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) record an event in which Jesus and his disciples got into a boat to sail “to the other side of the lake” (Luke 8:22; see Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25). The “other side of the lake” refers to the eastern side o...

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The Journey

"Not all those who wander are lost"

"The two best instruments to study history and geography: your common sense and legs"--Jack Pastor

I travel the lands of the Bible--Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy--because I believe that the lands of the Bible provide a unique doorway to enter the world of the Bible. I invite you to join me on my journeys as I discuss traveling to these lands and the sites, my musings on the physical, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings of the Bible, marrying it with my joy for the culinary flavors found in the modern lands of the world of the Bible.