Next April, I’m leading a trip to Turkey, following the footsteps of Paul and tracing the emergence of Christianity in the early centuries. Darkwood Brew producer Scott Griessel is joining me (with his cameras!). You’re invited to join the adventure, too!
This will be my third trip to Turkey – a land that never ceases to amaze me in its cultural richness, diversity, friendliness, and mind-blowing archaeological sites related to the formation of early Christianity. We’ll read from the book of Ephesians in Ephesus, where Paul lived for two years. We’ll read from Colossians in Colossae, and study Galatians in the region of ancient Galatia.
We’ll read letters written by the author of the book of Revelation to churches like Sardis, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Smyrna, and Pergamum in those very locations – discovering how radically our interpretation of the letters (and their ongoing significance) changes after visiting them in person.
And we’ll visit the “lunar landscape” of Cappadocia, where nearly 300 churches are cut into the living rock and the foundational pillars Christian theology were first articulated and debated.