Dreams Coming True

160317 Haram ash-SharifA trip to the Holy Land is a dream of every lover of the Bible; and for a Biblical scholar, it’s a frequent one. I am delighted that a special relationship between my school and St. George’s College in Jerusalem is helping that dream come true. After conversations and planning, I registered for my course today.

In October, I will spend two weeks studying The Holy Land and the Arts under the direction of Barbara Drake Boehm, the Paul and Jill Ruddock Curator of Medieval Art and The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Here is the description of the course:

The Holy Land is a powerful theme in much Western art, but the land itself preserves a rich heritage of religious art from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. In this program, students engage with the Holy Land through a focus on media such as architecture, icons, inscriptions, mosaics, olive wood, sculpture, and stained glass windows. The course will also address chosen themes, including Jerusalem in the three traditions, Abraham, Annunciation and the Nativity of Jesus, Holy Week, Crucifixion, Resurrection, the Jordan River, and Wilderness.

While I don’t have a day-by-day itinerary yet, I am looking forward to the adventure. The college will serve as a base of operations with outings and a likely overnight to Galilee. The college is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences, including WiFi. You can be assured that I will be sharing and reflecting as time allows on my blog.

I hope you will subscribe so you can journey with me to the Holy Land.

Blessings ~W


  1. I will be with you in spirit and enjoying every post that you will have time to make. What a wonderful opportunity! I see that one of the focal points is the Jordan – always wanted to just dip my hand in or “wade in the water” if there was time…if you get a chance to scoop up a handful, think of me and say a prayer – I’d be grateful Much love.


  2. I look forward to reading your blog about your studies in Jerusalem. You are so lucky and I can only imagine what a great experience you will have!


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