Dead Sea Walking

Walking into the Dead Sea is like trying to walk across a polished floor in roller skates. When I arrived at the Dead Sea in...

The Long Way Home

  The only time I ever got motion sickness was in a helicopter as the pilot kept turning it in circles over the coast of...

Lost in Deep Waters: A One-in-a-Million Rescue

By Doug Peterson It was pitch dark, it was storming, and Seth Kerlin had no idea if he was heading toward shore or if he...

Publishers Weekly Reviews ‘The Call of the Mild’

Publishers Weekly, the main trade magazine for the publishing industry, recently featured a nice review for my latest book, The Call of the Mild....

The Vandal and the Artist

Hundreds of people were packed into a side chapel in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome when a bearded man with long, red hair suddenly...

Crossing the Bridge of Sighs

I made my way through the narrow passage, following a single-file line of tourists. But if this were the 1600s, I would be following...

Poland, 1979: We Want God! We Want God!

        In 1979, schoolteachers in Poland were told to inform their students that the man about to visit their country “is our enemy.” Teachers were...

From God’s Restaurant to Mars Hill

The sky was as blue as the Aegean Sea when my wife and I left our hotel and hiked off to visit the Parthenon,...

The Greatest Escape

I trudged along a canal in Berlin back in 2011, hoping to see the inside of one of the few remaining watchtowers in the...

A Light in Rome

    Imagine you are in ancient Rome inside the famous building, the Pantheon, and it is noon on April 21—the traditional anniversary date for the...