Author Archives: langgang

Cross Purposes

[The following is a complete excerpt of Day 18 from Feet to Follow, Eyes to See. It is also the basis of my family’s 2011 Christmas letter.] Ever seen a Christmas card depiction of Bethlehem? It is usually portrayed as a … Continue reading

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Offer Less, Not More

[The following is a complete excerpt of Day 6 from Feet to Follow, Eyes to See] When the terrible chariot force of Sisera was destroyed, it left a power vacuum in the Jezreel valley the Israelites simply were not equipped to … Continue reading

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Snapshots: White Wings Where Jesus Walked

I grew up going to Disney World, so I’m used to perfect scenarios designed to capture the imagination of tourists. Disney accomplishes this with carefully sculpted artificial landscapes, animatronic actors, and Hollywood-style special effects. In Israel, the perfect scenarios seem … Continue reading

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Dotwatch: Local vs. Federal Government

[Dotwatch is a series dedicated to showing how connecting the dots in the text of the Bible can reveal a more complete picture of what is being described.] Are you fascinated by politics? I am. No, I don’t attend political rallies or listen … Continue reading

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New Blog About Faith, Family, and Life with a Superpower

This blog is narrowly focused on subjects related to the “different kind of devotional” I’m writing, but recently I’ve been feeling the need to blog about other subjects as well. This nagging desire to start a more general blog “some … Continue reading

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Have You Committed the Sin of Jeroboam?

[The following is a complete excerpt of Day 12 from Feet to Follow, Eyes to See] Solomon’s many building projects required a large labor force, so Solomon conscripted laborers from the foreign populations still living in Israel (1 Kings 9:20–22). Forced … Continue reading

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Sittin’ on the Dock of a New Day

I’m not an early riser. I’m more prone to see sunsets than sunrises. Still, adjusting to an eight-hour time difference can help you wake before you normally would. I stumbled out of my hotel room in Tiberias while it was … Continue reading

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“I’d Like to Take Jesus to Disney World!”

Sometimes connecting the dots for your children can lead to surprising reactions. This morning for family devotions I read my recent post about The Lamb without Blemish. When I read the part about the Law requiring a sacrificial lamb to … Continue reading

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Dotwatch: Size Matters

[Dotwatch is a series dedicated to showing how connecting the dots in the text of the Bible can reveal a more complete picture of what is being described.] When I wrote the Bible Lands PhotoGuide for Accordance Bible Software, I spent months poring … Continue reading

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Snapshots: The Lamb Without Blemish

Even the most mundane events in Israel can take on unexpected meaning. As we drove into one of the national parks, we saw a large flock of sheep lying down in a wide green pasture. It was a picture straight … Continue reading

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