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2,000-Year old mosaics found in Southern Turkey

Once again, Anatolia revealed its Greco-Roman legacy, this time in the form of beautiful mosaics possibly dating back to 1st century AD. The fascinating discovery…

Animated Reconstruction of Temple of Philae

Often thought of as the last active refuge of the native ancient Egyptian religion, the island temple complex of Philae (or Pilak, meaning ‘the end’…

Pre-Roman Samnite theater found in Pompeii?

It should be noted that while we tend to view Pompeii as an epitome of an idyllic provincial Roman resort-city, the settlement in itself passed…

Advent Studies

Lesson 1, where are you from Lesson 2, The Two Annunciations Lesson 3, The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem Lesson 4, The Wise Men from…

Reconstructions of the 7 wonders of the world

From the historical perspective, the list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World comes to us from an incomplete manuscript known as the Seven Sights…

NT Wright on Galatians: Bible Study Series in Arnhem and Nijmegen

On 20 January we will start a new Bible study series in both Nijmegen and Arnhem.  These studies will be from 1.30-2.30pm in Nijmegen, and…

4,500-Year Old Ramp May Provide Insight Into The Construction Of The Great Pyramid

There are a few conjectures when it comes to the enigmatic construction process of the Great Pyramid of Giza. One of the oft-mentioned ones pertains…

Animation: Day In Life Of Roman Soldier 1st Century AD

Much has been said about the arms, armaments, and tactics of the famed Roman legions. Suffice it to say, they played their crucial role from…

Archaeologists find an ‘Unplundered’ Mycenaean Tomb In Nemea (Greece)

The Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia in Nemea, while being discovered in the late 70s, was unfortunately found its looted state. The site once again came…

An Iconographic Treasure Unearthed in Jordan

In northern Jordan, a Roman-era painted tomb has been unearthed by the Department of Antiquities. An extraordinary document of religious, political, and social history that…

Enormous Roman Building Unearthed In Giza, Egypt

An enormous Roman era building has been uncovered at the Hod El-Demerdash archaeological site in Egypt, approximately 400 meters south of the Mit Rahina Museum…

The Mission of the Church

Daisy Marsh - Missionary to the Kabyles. (2006) Contextualization: Transformational Trialogue (2007) Christian Mission and Ecumenism (2009) Two for a Tango: The delicate relationship between Church and…

Prophet Zechariah

Zacharia 14: ‘Het staat er toch gewoon?’ (Dutch)

Overflow

In Dutch: Vraatzucht (2013)

Radical Anafora Desert Retreat 19-25 October 2019

We enjoyed a great Egypt Desert retreat in October 2018, and we aim for another retreat in a year's time.  Arrival date in Anafora: 19 October…

Background materials to The Lord’s Prayer

1.  The Lord’s Prayer - Introduction: Matthew 6:5-8 2.  The Lord's Prayer Lesson 2 - Our Father in heaven 3.  The Lord's Prayer Lesson 3…

Middle East Studies

Bi-nationalism and Zionism: My MA thesis on a weblog (1987) Bi-nationalism and Zionism: My MA thesis as a pdf (1987) Surat al-Fatiha: the first chapter of the…

Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Blog on Letter to the Romans: Thus all Israel shall be Saved (From 2008)

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Lesson 1: No other Gospel, Galatians 1:1-12 Lesson 2: Paul and his Gospel, Galatians 1:12-2:1 Lesson 3: Resistance and Faith, Acts 13:1-15:1 Lesson 4: Convent…

Trinity Studies

Jesus of Nazareth – JHWH of Israel The development from ‘faith statements’ to the Nicene Creed The God who sees and hears

Management

Seven Management Lessons from Moses (Exodus 17) (2008)

Coptic-Orthodox Studies

The Copts and the Ecumenical Councils of Nicea and Constantinople  (2008) The Copts and the Ecumenical Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon  (2008) The Copts and…

Traveling with Elijah – Seven lessons from the life of Elijah

Lesson One: The Suffering Servant Lesson Two: Two Styles of Serving God Lesson Three: Confrontation on Mount Carmel Lesson Four: Depression Lesson Five: War on…

Early Church Studies

First Letter of Clement (2010) Second Letter of Clement (2010) Shepherd of Hermas  (2010) Kirollos - on the fast of our Lord (2010) and (Here INCLUDING actual sermon)…

Seven temples of God in the Bible

1. God’s First Temple - Creation 2. God’s Second Temple - Adam 3. God’s Third Temple - From altars to the temple of Herod 4.…

Early Church Studies in Nijmegen

I am ‘teaching’ on Church Fathers almost every Sunday afternoon in Nijmegen.  You are very welcome to participate!  Of course you are warmly invited to…