Pardon my skepticism

Pardon my skepticism

Several news outlets have reported what some see as exciting news with headlines like “Relic believed to be of Jesus’ manger returned to Bethlehem” (UPI) and “After Two Thousand Years, Jesus’ Manger Returns to Bethlehem in Time for...
From Palm Sunday to Palestine

From Palm Sunday to Palestine

Another day, another full quota of new experiences for the Campbell University Divinity School/Nurturing Faith Experiences group traveling in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. We began this day (for those willing to get up an hour earlier) with a short tour of the dig at...

Questions as You Travel the Road to Bethlehem

I want to compare between the trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem in the first and 21st centuries. I am a Palestinian Israeli citizen. I live in Nazareth and continually commute to Bethlehem. In fact, this Christmas I am travelling with my family from Nazareth to...

Smelling the camels … and the roses.

It’s hard to go wrong when you get to spend half a day in Jerusalem and the other half in Bethlehem, as a group of traveling friends and supporters of┬áBaptists Today┬álearned today. We began with a visit to the Mount of Olives, where we could tax our camera...