EIN founder interviewed on NPR

Pastor Andy Cook, founder of Experience Israel Now, was recently interviewed on National Public Radio for a story on rising tourism in Israel!

To hear the interview (4:25) or read the transcript, click here.

Pastor Andy Cook teaching in Jerusalem earlier this year.

Finding Bethsaida?

Researchers at one of the two potential sites of Bethsaida, originally the home of Simon Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44) believe they’ve nailed down the location by discovering an ancient church.

According to news released this week, the discovery of an Eighth-Century church strengthens the claim their site has to be the birthplace of three of Jesus’ disciples, and the site of many of Jesus’ miracles.

To read more from the Times of Israel, click here.

One of the shortest stories in Matthew’s gospel turns out to be one of the most important.

According to Matthew 16, as Jesus and his disciples pulled their small boat to shore near Magdala, some Pharisees and Sadducees greeted Jesus.

Right off the bat, everyone watching this scene play out must have known trouble was brewing. Normally, when Pharisees and Sadducees met, arguments broke out. Occasionally, blood was spilled. Pharisees and Sadducees got along in those days about as well as Democrats and Republicans co-exist today.

To really set the picture, imagine getting out of your car on a visit to Washington DC. There, waiting arm-in-arm, are President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi! They’re both smiling, and one of them asks if the two of them might have a moment of your time. If that scene doesn’t make you nervous, you’ve not been paying attention to current events! The only thing that would unite Trump and Pelosi – or Pharisees and Sadducees – would be a common enemy!

He is risen indeed!

He is risen indeed!

The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is the best place in the world to remember the world's most important story. It's also a great place to ask the question … Is the story true? Here's why Pastor Andy Cook says we can know the resurrection of Jesus actually happened!

Posted by Experience Israel Now on Saturday, April 20, 2019

What an incredible trip … thanks for praying!

2019 EIN Thank-You Video

We can't make trips to Israel to record great video without the help of a lot of people. Here's a combination thank-you video and a highlight reel of some of our work. If you've encouraged us, prayed for us, or given to our ministry, thanks for helping us bring the life-changing images from the land of the Bible to audiences everywhere!

Posted by Experience Israel Now on Monday, March 18, 2019

It’s been a bad week for Virginia.

The governor can’t remember if he was ever in a black-face photo or not. He also can’t decide if he should resign now or just wait to be fired in the next election.

The lieutenant governor – who for a few hours looked like a shoe-in to be the new governor – instead found himself to be even more unpopular than the governor thanks to the accusations of forced-sex activity from two women in his past.

The next in line for the governor’s job decided he’d better get his dirty, black-faced laundry out in the open before it appeared he was hiding something, leaving Virginia voters to wonder how it managed to get such a lousy crop of leaders … and how far down the ladder they might have to go before finding a somewhat-decent human being to lead their state.

And that was just last week’s news.