I have provided two short 6 minute video clips of me (Steve Ray) and Liz Lev as we talked to my group in the Ancient Rome Forum today.
First, Liz spoke about the clash of empires: the Roman Empire and the Kingdom of God. The key line is this: Rome had just claimed that the Emperors had become gods – man could now become god. At the same time Paul and Peter come to Rome and say, “Wrong, God has become man! which set up the whole cultural clash that continues today.
Second, I gave a short talk about how Americans are at a great disadvantage when it comes to reading the Bible because we are no longer in its biblical and cultural context. I explained how coming to these biblical lands helps up immerse ourselves in the biblical culture to help the Bible come alive.
Enjoy! (We treat our pilgrims to the best of everything: not just hotels, food and accommodations, but also biblical Catholic teaching, holy sites, prayer and spiritual adventures)
For upcoming pilgrimages, check out our site at www.FootprintsOfGod.com: To Rome including Mother Teresa’s Canonization, Israel including Part 2 – Digging Deeper, Lourdes & Fatima, Poland for the Year of Mercy, Biblical Turkey, St. Paul Cruises, Guadalupe, Germany to Study Luther and the Reformation, Shrines of France and more. Contact Suzanne at 800-727-1999, ex 121.
LIZ LEV ON THE CULTURAL CLASH BETWEEN THE FIRST CHRISTIANS AND ANCIENT ROME
STEVE EXPLAINING HOW TO UNDERSTAND ST. PAUL BY UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN WHICH HE LIVED