Struggles with space

An update from Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of the Perkins Global Theological Education Program: Let me start with a map. The distance from the Jordan River (border of Jordan) to the Mediterranean Sea in the center of Israel is just over 40 miles. Everything is compressed. There isn't a lot of physical space. And that space holds a lot of history. Almost anywhere you dig, literally anywhere, you will find layer upon layer of different cultures and civilizations. And that space holds a lot of different peoples. The distinction between Arabs and Jews doesn't begin to express it. There are many kinds of each, including not only theological divisions but essentially ethnic divisions as well. But it isn't just different peoples. [...]