Daily Archives: January 8, 2014

The Whitney

View of the Met from Madison Avenue One of my favorite film installations in the Whitney Museum of American Art (it was 360 degrees) Another exhibit in the Whitney

2014-02-20T17:10:23+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Alex in New York|

Jesus wept.

An update from Perkins School of Theology student Scott Gilliland, who is blogging at http://scottandraegan.blogspot.co.il/ I don't understand about 90% of the official "Holy Land Tour," which sounds terrible, I know.  Here I am, 25 years old, with my wife, seeing sites and walking paths and touching places that are incredibly sacred not just to the members of my faith, but for religious and even just-plain-curious people all over the world.  Many people wait and save up their entire lives for the experience I've been provided at such an early age.  And I am grateful. But I don't get the rocks. Maybe it's because I am a western, American, white, Methodist male, but I just don't connect with a bunch [...]

2014-01-10T14:39:20+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Theology in Israel and Palestinian Territories|

Israel trip Days 10-11

An update from Perkins School of Theology student Scott Gilliland, who is blogging at http://scottandraegan.blogspot.co.il/ I've just realized my title for these blogs is partially incorrect. I'm surprised it took me until now to realize that they should have been titled "Israel/Palestine Trip," out of consideration for the two distinct peoples that occupy this land officially known as "Israel." These last two days we have been based in Bethlehem, which sits just inside the West Bank (named for its geographical location on the western bank of the Jordan River, which is actually on the eastern border of Israel, which is super confusing, but whatever...), so I've become acutely aware of the distinct differences between the Israeli and Palestinian territories. We [...]

2014-01-10T14:39:36+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Theology in Israel and Palestinian Territories|