'Jordan' Tagged Posts

'Jordan' Tagged Posts

SOMETHING TO WARM US UP

January is what it is in Wisconsin…generally cold and dark.  Even those of us who cherish the change of seasons are eager to see the days grow warmer and longer. Here in the cold and dark of winter we mark the ancient and time-honored season of Epiphany.  There is something in this season of Epiphany that warms us up and brightens our gloomy hearts. The word “epiphany”…

“I WILL BRING YOU DOWN!”

If the picture at the left looks vaguely familiar, it is because it is the location where the final scene of Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade was filmed. Indiana (Harrison Ford) and his father (Sean Connery) end up in this temple-like structure in their search for the Holy Grail – the cup of Christ. This place exists in modern-day Jordan. Today it is called Petra. The…

“SHIBBOLETHS”

The 12th chapter of Judges tells us how the men of Ephraim crossed to the east side of Jordan to fight against Jephthah and the men of Gilead. Jephthah and the Gileadites won.  The survivors of Ephraim tried to retreat to their own territory on the west side of the Jordan. But whenever an Ephraimite requested safe passage across the Jordan River, the men of Gilead would…

“SHIBBOLETHS”

The 12th chapter of Judges tells us how the men of Ephraim crossed to the east side of Jordan to fight against Jephthah and the men of Gilead.  Jephthah and the Gileadites won.  The survivors of Ephraim tried to retreat to their own territory on the west side of the Jordan. But whenever an Ephraimite requested safe passage across the Jordan River, the men of Gilead would…