Religion in Israel/Palestine – Trailer #2

My son decided to show how much better he is at making a movie trailer than I am, and so made his own video about my Israel trip(s), using the same collection of footage from my 2012 trip as I used for my own trailer. [Read more...]

Religion in Israel/Palestine – Trailer for the 2016 Trip

I am planning to lead another trip to Israel and the West Bank in the summer of 2016, lasting about 9 days and departing in late May or early June. My son helped me make a movie trailer for the trip with iMovie, using footage taken by Johnny Traylor on the 2012 trip I led. I am looking [Read More...]

Makes the Trip Seem Quicker

This cartoon from the New Yorker popped up on Facebook as I am sitting in Baltimore airport, waiting for my flight back to Indianapolis. And so it seemed timely as well as funny. But it is interesting to reflect on which religious and non-religious activities are just versions of the same thing, done for comparable [Read More...]

Academic Conferences Are…

A Facebook page shared this image: I tried typing in those words and didn’t get the same suggestion, and so this is presumably either photoshopped or an indication of what the person who made it usually searches for. When I tried typing in variations, I found this: I’ve never found an academic conference to be a waste [Read More...]

Introduction to Paul

I recorded the class I taught yesterday, introducing Paul the apostle and the interpretation of his letters. I thought I would share it here, in case it is of interest. [Read more...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

The answer to the question is that I am finally back home in Indianapolis. But if you were hoping that I was going to tease you with photos from my travels, here are some for you to try to guess where I visited, which I think may stump you!     [Read more...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

Another day, another place…     [Read more...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

OK, the last post asking where I was had too big a clue – the name of a city on the side of a hill! This one is from the same country, but a different place. I'll give you that, the photo of the winding road (which the BBC television show Top Gear said is [Read More...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

I am traveling and I thought it would be more interesting to share photos and let you see if you can guess where I am. One of the photos contains a big clue if you spot it.   [Read more...]

Traveling and Blogging

I’ll be traveling again in the coming weeks. I have scheduled at least one blog post for every day that I’ll be away, and so you may not even notice the difference around here, other than that I may respond to comments at what seem like odd times of day. I’ll try to blog during [Read More...]

Discover Butler

Butler University has created several new marketing videos. I love that they integrate the skills, courses, and programs of the Liberal Arts, and in the first of the two videos below (click through for more), one of the students who went on my first trip to Israel and the West Bank in 2012 mentions that [Read More...]


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