Walled City

The Christmas season is upon us, time to retell the Christ-mas story. You know, the story all Christians believe, the one about the three wise men that followed the bright star over Bethlehem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the new King, Jesus, the Christ child. Today, the sleepy little town of Bethlehem … Continue reading Walled City

Separation Wall

In 1967, Israel was invaded by Jordan from the east and Egypt from the west.  The war ended six days later with Israel pushing Jordan all the way back across the Jordan River, seizing all of the land on the west bank of the Jordan River, and Egypt back across the Israel-Egypt international border, seizing … Continue reading Separation Wall

Hump Day

You've seen the commercial, the camel roaming through the office asking every bored office worker what day it is in a voice that sounds like Yogi Bear with a New York accent.  "Uh-oh, guess what day is it!?  Awe c'mon, I know you can hear me.  Leslie, guess what day is it.  Mike, mike mike mike mike mike, … Continue reading Hump Day

Modern Manger?

What did the Bethlehem manger scene really look like?  I've seen it depicted in many ways, from a cold stark cave to a well-furnished stable with individual pens for the livestock.  History tells us that many households, depending on economic status, shared living quarters with their livestock.  So, let your imagination be your guide. It … Continue reading Modern Manger?