So despite Covid-19, I enjoyed working several cruises this year for American Cruise Lines on the Columbia/Snake Rivers, Puget Sound, and New England Harbors. It was great to be back on the water and back at work, at least close to home. But I am also looking forward to the time when the world reopens for tourism and cruising.
Back in the day, actually 10 years ago now, after the Egyptian Revolution, I worked on the old PACIFIC PRINCESS for four great months doing the Holy Land and Egypt cruises. I thought you might enjoy my talk on the Holy Land, a bit longer than usual but I was given only one time slot to cover it all. It was a very meaningful job for me not only because of my theological training, but because as a student traipsing around Europe for several summers, I had planned to visit the Holy Land, but a war interrupted my plans, so it took a while for me to actually get there.
One of the things that impressed me, particularly about Jerusalem, is that here is a city that has seen everything … the birth of religions old and new, wars upon wars, all kind of troubles and challenges, yet survived it all. Whatever the current crises are to a city like Jerusalem they are just a blip on history.
I hope you enjoy this look back at Jerusalem: The Holy City.