As Christians, the challenges we face today demand that we have a deeper understanding of the Bible in its original context. When we do, it will change the way we live, think, and act every day.
In this podcast, we're partnering with Dr. Dru Johnson, a Bible scholar from NYC. Together, we'll give you tools to better read and apply the Bible and to live out its wisdom in your own life and community.
Passages is a ministry that brings Christian college students on life-changing trips to Israel. We’re on a mission to strengthen the faith foundations of the next generation of Christians, to connect them to the land of the Bible and the people living there today, and to launch them into a lifetime of impactful, Christ-centered leadership.
To learn more, visit passagesisrael.org.
BONUS: The Western Wall: Sacred Stones
This stone wall is visited by millions every year, but why? From Solomon’s Temple to the Western Wall at the Temple Mount today, trace the history of this sacred historic site on today’s episode of 5 Minutes in Israel. Explore how the Temple was built, what destroyed it two times, and why this site is still revered today. Let’s dive in!
Want to visit the Western Wall for yourself? Check out PassagesIsrael.org
BONUS: Jerusalem’s Old City: Why’s It So Holy?
Wander through the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City in this episode of 5 Minutes in Israel. Explore hidden sites in the four quarters of the Old City (and finally understand how those quarters work!) From the Western Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Temple Mount, what makes these sites so holy and what do they mean for us today?
Want to visit the Old City for yourself? Check out PassagesIsrael.org
BONUS: Galilee: A Light has Dawned
Wrapping up our time in the Galilee, trace Jesus’ ministry from the Sermon on the Mount to the Great Commission, all in this one region in Israel. Jesus’ work in Galilee fulfills an ancient biblical prophecy but is also connected to the region’s unique geography. (Hint: it has to do with the Via Maris). Tune in to hear why the Galilee is so important!
BONUS: Tabgha: Five Loaves and Two Miracles
Discover an ancient mosaic that reveals the place where Jesus fed the 5,000 at Tabgha in today’s episode of 5 Minutes in Israel. Only a short walk away from this small fishing harbor in Galilee lies the beach at the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, where Jesus famously asked Peter, “Do you love me?” The stories and miracles multiply here in Tabgha, leaving us asking: What can these five loaves and two fish teach us today?
Want to visit Tabgha for yourself? Check out PassagesIsrael.org!
BONUS: The Temple Mount: Uncovering Its Stories
From Abraham to King David to Jesus, explore the layered history of the Temple Mount in today’s episode of 5 Minutes in Israel. This holy site in Jerusalem holds a rich history in its ancient stones. Nearby lie the ruins of King David’s palace and the very same steps that Jesus walked up to the Temple. Tune in to hear how the Temple Mount’s ancient history shows God’s desire to keep meeting his people.
Want to visit the Temple Mount for yourself? Check out PassagesIsrael.org!
BONUS: Magdala: Home of Mary Magdalene
What do salted fish, a groundbreaking archeology discovery, and demon possession have in common? The answer is found in Magdala, the ancient hometown of Mary Magdalene. Join Mattanah as she explores the recently discovered synagogue where Jesus taught in Magdala and the story of the woman whose life he changed there. Tune in to learn about the church now standing near these ancient ruins to honor Mary Magdalene and all women who follow in her footsteps of faith.