Blogging in Israel

February 13, 2011

This is me getting ordained last June.

Next week, I’m leaving with the bishop of our North Georgia Conference and several of my fellow recent ordinands for a ten-day tour of Israel. I’ve never had a burning desire to travel to Israel. But I’ve heard from other pastors who felt like me—and went anyway—and found that it was a deeply rewarding experience, and a great benefit to their ministry.

Furthermore, over the past seven or eight years of the ordination process, I bonded with several friends who are going with me. I hope it will also be a celebration of the end of our pain and suffering journey.

I’m bringing my Flip camcorder and a camera with me. I hope to post short videos of my trip each day. (This will, of course, depend on having access to wi-fi or internet, which I don’t think will be a problem.) I want my blog to be a permanent journal of my trip, to which I can refer for years to come as I prepare sermons and Bible studies.

I leave on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

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