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3 Men Killed in Tel Aviv Terror Attack

What happened?  A fatal shooting in the heart of Tel Aviv claimed the lives of three men and injured fifteen others. The shooter opened fire on a bar at Dizengoff Street, a well known busy street in downtown Tel Aviv which draws many people to restaurants and bars at the week’s end. This is the fifth attack in Israel or the West Bank in the last two weeks.  The victims were Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini, both aged 27 and...

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One of our goals at Passages is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the Holy Land, its people, and its significance to the Christian faith, both during our participants’ time in Israel and after they’ve returned home. To supplement our participants’ experiences in the Holy...

“Faith Like a Mustard Seed:” Trusting God’s Plan in a Pandemic

One of our goals at Passages is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the Holy Land, its people, and its significance to the Christian faith, both during our participants’ time in Israel and after they’ve returned home. To supplement our participants’ experiences in the Holy...

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One of our goals at Passages is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the Holy Land, its people, and its significance to the Christian faith, both during our participants’ time in Israel and after they’ve returned home. To supplement our participants’ experiences in the Holy...

Ukraine FAQs

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    Reading the Bible as the living Word of God

      While our modern method of determining truth is to interpret information as either true or false, the Bible takes into account another side of “truth” that may not be so simple. In our final episode of the season, we discuss the concept of truth as...

      How the New Testament letters preach to us

        Epistles in the Bible are letters written to God’s people by the apostles and prophets. Similar to the modern-day sermon, they reason with their listeners and offer wisdom for their lives. While the biblical epistles today are often dissected and applied broadly to Christian life,...

        How to decode the stories of the Bible

          In our last episode, we talked about what stories do. Now, let’s look at how they do it. If you dissect any good story and look at its structure, you’ll get a conflict, tension, rising action, and conclusion. But what does that have to do...

          Why are there so many stories in the Bible?

            Why are stories so important? Stories, both fictional and non-fictional, have been used since the beginning of time to impart wisdom and reason upon their listeners. While all written at various times by various authors, bible stories are unique; looking at them together gives us...