Friday, May 24, 2019

Visit Israel with Your Smartphone Focus Through a Bible Lens

Learn how to see the spiritual significance of the photo above by reading my article in Breaking Israel News
Reboot you smartphone for spiritual seeing before your plane lands in Israel. Be prepared to see the Holy Land in fresh ways by focusing through a Bible lens.  Transform your smartphone photos from tourist shots to images of spiritual power that convey biblical messages emerging from all you see.

 Teaching how to see through a Bible lens is based upon my research on the interrelationships between digital culture, creative process, and biblical thought at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and as professor at Columbia University and universities in Israel. My article offers an overview of how to reboot you smartphone that is explored in depth in my book Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media   


You can gain tools for looking beyond the surface of smartphone photos that are derived from an ancient method of biblical study called PaRDeS. The PaRDeS method for discerning deeper levels of significance in biblical texts can be valuable in mining meaning hidden beneath the surface of smartphone images.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Director of Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Interview About My Book

See the interview by Josh Reinstein on a Jerusalem rooftop studio about "Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media." It was aired on the Israel Now News program on the Daystar Television Network that reaches 35 million viewers in 191 countries around the world.  

Josh Reinstein has been Director of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus since its inception in 2004. He is also President of the Israel Allies Foundation, which coordinates the activity of 36 Israel Allies Caucuses in governments around the world. Josh was named one of the “50 most influential Jews in the world” by the Jerusalem Post.


An arsonist’s bomb destroyed the Jerusalem television studio of Daystar in the Arab neighborhood of Abu Tor overlooking the Temple Mount.  A security camera filmed a large flash in the early hours of Saturday, May 18th, followed by a man exiting the studio using a rope to descend to the ground after which he fled into the ravine leading away from the city. Police investigators are pursuing two possible motives behind the attack. The first theory is that the attack against a Christian facility in the Arab neighborhood, coming towards the end of the month-long Ramadan period is religious motivated. The second theory is that the arsonist was an Arab employee of an adjacent studio who recently became upset with some of the workers at the Daystar studio.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Reaching Young Evangelicals in the Language of Digital Culture

My article in the Times of Israel is a must-read for all who want to understand and reach out to the to both Christian and Jewish youth. 

Praise from Christian and Jewish Leaders and Experts on Digital Culture

See praise from Christian and Jewish leaders and experts on digital culture for “Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media" at

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS provides the perfect model for the best usage of smartphones and socialmedia to encourage greater appreciation for the Bible and the Land of  Israel.” Rabbi Tuly Weisz, editor The Israel Bible

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS will be a joy to any lover of the Bible, Christian or Jewish.  I not only endorse it, I look forward to integrating these ideas into my personal encounter with Scripture." Dr. Jim Solberg, USA National Director, Bridges For Peace.

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS offers profound insights about meaning and purpose in contemporary life in a brilliant and sustained exposition. GREAT BOOK!” Dr. Ron Burnett, president, University of Art and Design, Vancouver. 

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS is a unique and fascinating book. Who would have thought that there would be a way to connect smartphones to the ancient world of the Bible?” Prof. Gerald R. McDermott, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama. 

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS’s wonderful synthesis between spirituality and technology, heaven and earth, is exciting and thought-provoking.” Rabbi Chanan Morrison, author of Sapphire from the Land of Israel. 

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS is an intellectually exciting book that stimulates the sensory palate. Shares in-depth, meaningful insights about encountering God in the creative process through photography.”  T. Mandel Chenoweth, head of Art Education Department, Oral Roberts University. 

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS one of those books that other thinkers will wish they had somehow thought about how to write, and to which readers of diverse sorts will simply respond by saying: wow!” Dr. Ori Z. Soltes, professorial lecturer of Theology and Fine Arts, Georgetown University. 

THROUGH A BIBLE LENS explores the Bible, the best selling book in the world, from the viewpoint of life in today's digital era.

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