Walking through the tunnel onto the floor of the arena I was noticeably in awe of what was in front of me. The weathered stone stair-stepped up to dizzying heights and I immediately could picture the stands full of people cheering at a gladiator fight below. That was the thought running through my head, in […]
“Dad, why did God make Satan?” “Dad, when was God born?” “Dad, what does ‘circumcision’ mean?” “Where was Jesus while he was dead, Dad?” “Hey, Dad? I have a question….” Many of us have learned how to pretend we don’t have questions. We’ve learned to fake it. Or worse still, we actually lose a sense […]
When most people hear the name of the New Testament book, “Revelation,” what initially comes to mind are the intense prophetic images, the stern warnings to repent, fiery judgments, and the question of when all those events described will come to pass. One of the least likely things people think about in connection with Revelation […]
Our Christian connection to the first-century church I stare into his lifeless eyes, sizing up his clothes I shift my gaze down to his feet and notice his sandals bound tightly around his ankles and feet. I know nothing about this man’s life except that he’s separated by nearly 2,000 years and more than twice […]
Appian Media’s newest series, ‘Searching for a King’, will premiere on January 26, 2019. You can watch the trailer now! The 5-part video series has been 10 months in the making and took our team to sites all over the country of Israel. We explored archeological digs, talked with experts and connected all of it […]
On a hot June afternoon in central Israel, a team of archeologists meticulously digs on a hillside. Thanks to pop culture and Hollywood, our mental image of archeology often times conjures up images of fedora hats and bullwhips.
When the Israelites were preparing to enter the land of Canaan, God explained to Moses what the borders of their promised land would be. In Numbers 34:3 God says “… and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east.”
While present-day Israel looks very different, in many regards, from first century Israel, there is still one practice that has changed little over the millennia. Shepherding is still common in the region and witnessing a shepherd interact with his flock is something that can change your perspective when you read the stories of sheep and […]
We’ve wrapped production on Searching for a King and now it’s time for our team to start the long process of heading home. This time is really bittersweet for us.
During the production of Searching for a King, our team has the privilege of meeting a lot of wonderful people. One of those experts that we’ve had the chance to interview is Dr. Scott Stripling, an archeologist with the Associates for Biblical Research.