A God-forsaken land?

By BRIAN KAYLOR One of the fascinating parts of traveling around Jordan is seeing the land of biblical kingdoms like Ammon, Moab, and Edom. Significant tribes with important moments in the biblical narratives, their capitals and much of their kingdoms sat on the east...

On Jordan’s (not so) stormy banks

By BRIAN KAYLOR Growing up in a river town impacted the way I heard biblical stories as a child. Whenever our teachers would talk about God stopping the flow of the Jordan River so Joshua and the Israelites could walk across, I imagined the nearby Missouri River....

Seeing beyond the sight on Mount Nebo

By BRIAN KAYLOR Day four in Jordan included a visit to the offices of the Middle East Council of Churches to learn about their inspiring work with refugees, and a trip to see incredible mosaics in Madaba (a city that also scored a couple of Old Testament mentions)....

Borrowing traditions & stones

By BRIAN KAYLOR This morning I stood by the flowing water of the Jabbok River. I listened as the water ran over rocks and pebbles, a sound quite similar to the river’s name. Raed, our guide for the trip in Jordan, stood on the banks and talked about how...