Sacred Land: Common Ground?

Spice Shop in East Jerusalem


Running into another alum in Israel


And as we were leaving a magnificent afternoon at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and a private talk with the Greek Patriarch Theophilos III, we literally ran into Will Brown and his wife Erin, another YDS alum. We look forward to seeing them again later in the trip.

Sunday in Jerusalem

The travelers went separate ways for worship this morning, some to St. George’s Episcopal Cathedral, some to the Dominican St. Stephen’s Monastery, and still more to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Al-Haram al-Sharif, Al Quds, and Ramallah

In Jerusalem,

and I mean within the ancient walls,

I walk from one epoch to another

without a memory to guide me.

The prophets over there are

Jerusalem, Day 2

I will give, in my house and within my walls, a monument and a name (yad vashem)… (Isaiah 56:5)

Meeting friends unexpectedly

YDS travel seminar unexpectedly bumps into YDS Middler Daniel Meyers and his wife Jana at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Pictured here with Dean Attridge, Adjunct Prof Rev Bonita Grubbs (Daniel's preaching professor) and Prof Yolanda Smith.

Meeting friends unexpectedly