Travel experiences

  • Greece

      After the invitational trip concludes in Istanbul, Christine and I will fly to Athens for eight days. I am excited about a “Bible city” tour I have arranged with a tour company there, owned by a Christian pastor, a friend of one of our fellow-travelers to Turkey. Upon return, we will pass through Nashville […]

  • Turkey

    Upcoming Trip to Turkey May 23 – June 18, 2014 I was nominated by a Nashville government official who went last year to Turkey, and I was approved for a ten-day Cultural Dialogue trip to Turkey. Fortunately, they agreed to include my dear Christine in the trip. Those selected to go are typically influential figures […]

  • Israel

    Sometimes I am asked about countries where I have been. A frequent question is of which country where I have traveled which I like the most. My simplest answer is… “I have gone around the world in a single trip…and I have been to many countries in between over many years” … And then… “I […]

  • Land of Abraham’s Promise

    Moments ago, we touched down on the land of Abraham’s promise. The lovely Jewess announced to us, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have landed…  “We have landed at Ben Gurion Airport…  “The local time is 3:30 p.m. “Welcome to Tel Aviv, Israel!” Through my raising shade, I glimpse The Land, surprised at my own reaction… My […]

  • Flying 6000 Miles

    Sunday, May 5, 2013 Through the long night, flying 6000 miles,  soaring above my high school history book and famous names…   Philadelphia, Geneva, Rome, Athens, Miletus, Crete…and into Tel Aviv, Israel.   In my school books, the words seemed a scrambling of letters, titles and names…   They were an abstraction to me, until […]

  • I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked

    Sunday, May 5, 2013 My trumpet rose to the occasion and it sang “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked…” My high school classmates in the public assembly listened in amazement… Fifty years pass…I didn’t bring my trumpet…but today, I did walk where Jesus walked… Here…in Jerusalem…and I feel the living mystery of who Jesus was…and […]

  • Africa

    I spent most of December in Africa, leading pastor training seminars, and a five day conference. In the two seminars, 150 pastors/workers attended from 50 churches in the area of far west Kenya, in the vicinity of gorgeous Lake Victoria. While I was in Kogelo Village, we stayed at a place owned by Nicolas Regula, […]