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CURRENT NEWS, GALLERIES AND COMMENTARY

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Update on Current Events at JUC

June 13, 2007: Dr. Paul Wright, Executive Director

We are well into our summer programs and JUC’s Mt. Zion campus is alive with activity. We had five groups in the field in May, two are here in June and an eighth is coming in July, with altogether over 300 students. These include groups from several of JUC’s consortium of associated schools, Cedarville University, Columbia International University, Northwest University, Wheaton College, Messiah College, and Northwestern College. Faculty instructors this summer are Dr. Carl Rasmussen, Dr. Elaine Phillips, Dr. Carl Laney, Dr. Paul Wright, Cyndi Parker and Judith Fain.  

It seems as though talk of tension and war in Gaza, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East is always in the air. In spite of all action real, threatened or perceived, we are running our full, scheduled itineraries without trouble or adjustment. Of course we are always able to make changes in our activities at a moment’s notice should conditions deem it necessary, but we don’t anticipate any trouble with the routes that are planned. 

Highlights at the end of our spring semester included field trips to Jordan for the Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible course and to Neot Kedumim, Israel’s biblical landscape garden, for the Parables of Jesus course. Our trip to Jordan focused on living situations that reflect aspects of the biblical lifestyle. We stayed overnight with bedouin deep in Wadi Rum, well off the paved track. Within minutes of our arrival a baby goat was born, and half an hour later we watched the chosen sheep be sacrificed for our evening meal. It was a bit of the cycle of life—just outside the tent, on the rock and sand, without antiseptic or barriers of any kind. Dinner, “the fatted sheep,” was cooked over coals from the juniper tree in a sand pit. The next day we witnessed traditional living skills and crafts with villagers in Wadi Dana—plowing, grinding grain, churning milk and so on, all with ancient methods that reflect biblical practices. A few days later we participated in a special program at Neot Kedumim, Israel’s biblical landscape garden, focusing on imagery used in parables of Jesus and the rabbis. It was all “hands-on,” and a great example of how studies at JUC not only expose students to the biblical landscape, but to customs and lifestyle possibilities as well. We offer a well-rounded educational experience to students of the Bible—the best available, in fact. Our dedicated staff is privileged to live and work with a solid core of dedicated and focused students in the land of the Bible—I can’t think of anything more attractive or full of promise.  

If you are interested in participating in a strong and effective work for the cause of the Gospel and in a task that is focused on the land and the people of the Bible, then I would invite you to join or renew your commitment to JUC’s growing team of patrons and supporters. I invite your prayer, encouragement, good words and, as you are able, financial assistance in our shared cause.

 
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Summer 2007

Field trips from spring semester and summer programs 2007.  Please Click the photo to go to the gallery.

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| Related Information

» April 2007 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Apr, 2007
» Feb 2007 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Feb, 2007
» Dec 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Dec, 2006
» Oct 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Oct, 2006
» Sept 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Sept, 2006
» August 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Aug, 2006
» June 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, June, 2006
» March 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Mar, 2006
» Feb 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Feb, 2006
» January 2006 Update and Gallery:  Archived news and Gallery, Jan, 2006
» Fall Semester - October 2005 Gallery:  Students on field trips
» Fall Semester - September 2005 Gallery:  Students on field trips
» October News Update:  Archived news from October 2005
» September News Update:  Archived news from September 2005
» Field Trip Galleries:  General galleries of students and places.
 


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