An Update on Herodium

When one considers the story of Christmas in Bethlehem, the significance of “fortress-palace” called Herodium also comes into play.  Located on the edge of the Judean Desert only a mere 4-5 miles east of the “City of David” (Micah 5), Herodium...

In the Beginning was the Word

What happened in Bethlehem was a theological statement made by God!  He made it with a double explanation point too!!  John says it most powerfully – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was with God in the...

Silent Night? Well, Sort Of

During the year I lived & studied in Jerusalem, three of my friends and I walked from our school to Bethlehem.  It was Christmas Eve.  The distance was about five miles.  With sleeping bags in hand, our intentions were to celebrate Christmas at the Church of...

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