Upon this Hill by Grant Hofman

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We stood overlooking a craggy, yet serene countryside that embraced the Sea of Galilee at its border. The slope is known as הר האושר (har ha-osher) or the Mount of Beatitudes, traditionally considered … [Read more...]

Smoke-Stained Sky by R.R. Tavárez

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“Ethnically ambiguous.” I have adopted this short phrase to describe my appearance. Most people in West Michigan cannot identify my ethnicity without asking. Really, I am the love product of a brown … [Read more...]

Testing Our Saltiness by Aileen Schouten

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I expected to meet Jesus on our study tour to Israel-Palestine this past January. Not like the Samaritan woman at the well. Not like Paul on the road to Damascus. Certainly not like Lazarus emerging … [Read more...]

Meeting Jesus in the Holy Land by Cara DeHaan

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I expected to meet Jesus on our study tour to Israel-Palestine this past January. Not like the Samaritan woman at the well. Not like Paul on the road to Damascus. Certainly not like Lazarus emerging … [Read more...]

Our Taste and See Israel Trip by Paula Seales

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Snow and long lines at security checkpoints greeted us as we started our 13-day Taste and See Israel course with Professors Sarah Schreiber and Amanda Benckhuysen, while some of us carried with us … [Read more...]