Ancient Stones, Living stones:
the Holy Land in Perspective
A CMU Study Tour
Led by Gordon Matties Ph.D.
Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies
April 29-May 21, 2014
Please contact Gordon Matties if you are interested
Join Tour Leader Gordon Matties, Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies , on a journey through time to the land of Joshua and Jesus! Through the 21-day tour you will:
- Walk into the world of the biblical texts.
- Visit the ancient stones, the important biblical/archaeological sites and pilgrimage locations.
- Meet the living stones, the many and varied people-groups living in present-day Israel/Palestine (Jews, Christians, and Muslims).
- Discover the complexity of conflict and the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and wrestle with the challenges facing Middle Eastern and Western Christians, Jews and Muslims over this issue.
As you make the connection between the ancient
stones and the living stones, you will discover
the wonder and the complexity of these two worlds, and see
how they coexist side-by-side. Often the two worlds will
press in on you at the same time—the world of the
biblical text, and the world of contemporary issues and
political agenda. When the tour is over, you will be
able to say: “I will never read the Bible or the news
the same way again.”
Come check out the Study Tour Blog. The blog will be updated regularly with information, suggestions for preparing for the tour, links to articles and other websites, etc.
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