In the introductory session of our class “Going Places” last week, we discussed some of the theological connections between the land, the people, and the blessings of God. God used the weather—specifically the rainfall—as a living lesson in Israel’s need to trust God and to be faithful in their covenant relationship. Wayne Stiles has some great thoughts on this in a recent post on his blog.
And speaking of water, we will be talking about the Sea of Galilee next week. The Jerusalem Post recently reported that water levels are encouragingly higher this fall for three main reasons. See the article here.
The history of the Crusades that John referred to in the Going Places class Wednesday is: The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades, by Robert Payne (1984).
HT: Todd Bolen