February 2019 Updates
Two weeks ago I was in Minnesota during the arctic blast that dropped temperatures to -31 degrees, with wind chill of -55!!!
My trip had a two-fold purpose: deliver the keynote address at the “Joshua, Judges, and Jesus” symposium at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, and work on a documentary with renowned filmmaker Tim Mahoney.
The UNW symposium launches a one-year exhibit of the artifacts from Khirbet el-Maqatir (biblical Ai in the OT [Joshua 7-8] and biblical Ephraim [John 11:54] in the NT). These artifacts are discussed in my two-part series released the last two Saturday mornings via Tim Mahoney’s Thinking Man’s Update. Tim has 15,000 subscribers, and countless thousands read the series after I posted it on Facebook. Here are the links:
Part 1: https://patternsofevidence.com/2019/02/09/biblical-city-ai-located/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Thinker139StriplingP1&utm_term&utm_content&utm_campaign=Thinker139StriplingP1&inf_contact_key=77ac6c71f123bf9aec118c8d9f552fea&fbclid=IwAR0ZRhnnDEPkdheFDr5g39fiAOmTQOXMV-AeYnt0t5RTtzla5aSCHCCqov8
Part 2: https://patternsofevidence.com/2019/02/16/clear-conquest-pattern/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Thinker140StriplingP2&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Thinker140StriplingP2&inf_contact_key=8274079a8181cd36ebd87a89991757e3
This motivated Breaking Israel News to interview me: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/121896/proving-bible-finding-city-ai/?fbclid=IwAR0F9UK9Dv6wBDLPNBCImDDSuZW__1pEb3B9FnaXfoKks5a-di1gPtet_qU
This synergism spun off numerous other media reports. In the midst of this, Appian Media released its new Searching for a King Series, which features me in the first episode:
While staying with Tim and Jill Mahoney, dear Christian friends, I had the opportunity to help Tim make final edits to his new movie (Pattern of Evidence: The Moses Controversy) which will air in almost 1,000 theatres across America in mid-March. I encourage you to attend. I, however, will be co-leading a tour of Egypt (91 people!) when the movie airs, so Tim was kind enough to provide me with a copy to show our group as we cruise the Nile. I encourage you to attend this dynamic documentary. I will come out in parts 4 and 5 as Tim explores evidence for the conquest of Canaan.
Preparations for Shiloh Season Three are in full gear. It appears that once again ABR will operate, and I will direct, Israel’s largest excavation this summer. There is still time for you to participate, but do not procrastinate, as airfare increases in price as the summer approaches.
Next week I head back to the cold country (Illinois) to film a four-part series for Jim Scudder’s InGrace program on TBN. They will also send a film crew to Shiloh this summer.
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