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Blog posts from Pr. Ladd Bjorneby

A Pilgrimage, Not A Vacation

by Ladd Bjorneby
Caesarea

When Tod suggested we visit the Holy Land, I expected a great learning experience, and that it was.  What I didn’t expect was a great spiritual experience, and yet it was.  We walked where Jesus walked, stood on the Mount of Olives, within view of Bethlehem, and looked at Jerusalem.  How much of what we […]

Holy Land Trip 2014

by Ladd Bjorneby
Jerusalem

Zion members visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the traditional place of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, of his death and rising, in May of 2014.

Reformation Tour

by Ladd Bjorneby

On our trip to Europe, we toured historic sites of the Reformation. Here is the church where Martin Luther was pastor, and one of the churches on whose door was posted the Ninety-Five Theses. The posting of those theses is understood as the beginning of the Reformation. After dinner in the Luthers’ home, some guests […]

European Journey 2013

by Ladd Bjorneby

On our European journey in 2013, during my sabbatical, I was able to see two sites of Biblical significance in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. One is the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon, the capital city of the empire that took the Jews into exile, and a place of great importance to the Old Testament. […]

Like a Business: Living in Paradox

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“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:10-11 NIV© The Board is reading a book a pastor suggested to me while I was on sabbatical. Jim_Collins […]