Oh Jerusalem: Shawarmas, the shema and a tractor at church

I’ve lost count of just how many times I’ve been to Jerusalem, but one fact that is sure: Jerusalem never disappoints. The sights, sounds and smells overwhelm visitors to this ancient, complicated city. Jerusalem serves as the crossroads of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. If you are an observer of people like me, you’ll enjoy the strange juxtaposition of exuberant religious devotion and … Continue reading Oh Jerusalem: Shawarmas, the shema and a tractor at church

Digging & traveling in biblical lands

“So what does this prove?” Someone asked this well-intentioned question about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s ongoing excavation in Israel of the Gezer water system after I posted an article about it two years ago. The truth is, our major find that season did not “prove” anything in the Bible. Archaeology has done much to shed light on the Bible and sometimes archaeologists uncover evidence … Continue reading Digging & traveling in biblical lands

Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul

By Gary D. Myers The Old City of Jerusalem never fails to deliver something new and interesting. Each visit It is a filled with unique sights, smells and sounds. Jerusalem didn’t disappoint June 8 when I entered the Damascus Gate just as the Muslims were leaving the Mosques after Friday prayers. The city gave me a new experience, new understanding. The covered streets and open … Continue reading Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul

Logging Air Miles … and Blogging

Big travel news. In just a few short weeks, I begin a month of travel, fun, adventure, writing and my first archaeological dig. Three trips spread over four weeks – Alaska, Israel and Phoenix. Trip 1: New Orleans // Dallas // Alaska // Dallas // New OrleansOn May 14, we leave for a week in Alaska. We’ll have a couple of days in and around … Continue reading Logging Air Miles … and Blogging