John 8 Wrap-Up

Our epic tour around the globe (and through the Gospel of John) now brings us to St. Peter's Basilica. This architectural colossus is the world's largest church; with a capacity of 60,000, it dominates the physical landscape of Vatican City and the spiritual landscape of the West. St. Peter's has been called "the greatest of... Continue Reading →

John 7 Wrap-Up

Who's ready to party? The next stop on our global tour is the "biggest show on earth," Rio de Janeiro's Carnival! Prepare yourself for crazy costumes, amazing floats, and revelry like you can't even imagine. And the best part is the massive person of Jesus with His arms outstretched over the entire scene. If you're... Continue Reading →

John 6 Wrap-Up

If you've ever been on a great vacation, you probably know that touring tends to awaken the appetite. Luckily, we're approaching the one place you'll never go hungry: Paris. John 6 is very much like the City of Light in its abundance of food. The chapter is sandwiched (ha) with bread, beginning with the feeding... Continue Reading →

John 5 Wrap-Up

The Supreme Court of the United States is an imposing structure. It commands a certain amount of awe, not just because of its incredible detail, but also due to its weighty history and purpose. The fifth chapter of John's gospel feels very much like a courtroom; while the Jewish leaders begin by putting Jesus on... Continue Reading →

John 4 Wrap-Up

Spend enough time on an Australian walkabout, and you might stumble upon Lake Hillier, a shockingly bubblegum-pink body of water. The fourth chapter of John felt a bit like this to me—we're traveling along, admiring the dirt-colored scenery, and then BAM! Pink! (I never knew how intently Jesus waited at that well in Samaria for... Continue Reading →

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