Yup. In just a few days I’m going to be boarding a Plane to the Holy Land. How did this happen? Well I owe it all to my good friend and former colleague, Ben Greenhoe who works for Zondervan Publishing in their video department. He contacted me a few months ago and asked if I’d like to take a freelance job that would take me to Israel, Greece and Rome and be part of a crew shooting a Study with NT Wright. I of course said no, then I slapped myself in the face and said OF COURSE!
If you’re not familiar with him, NT “Tom” Wright is a former Anglican Bishop who is considered by many to be one of the greatest Biblical thinkers alive. He’s kind of a big deal. He’s written many books and his office smells of rich mahogany. I actually don’t know that last part for sure, but I’m just guessing that it would. My small group did a study on Romans that he wrote and I’m working on cramming as much of his literature into my brain before I go so that we can talk shop. He’s kind of a genius and I’m excited to meet him.
I leave this coming Sunday, June 28th and will return to Montgomery on July the 12th. In that time we’ll be visiting the major sights in Jerusalem and Nazareth as well as Corinth in Greece and Rome in Italy. I’ve never been to any of these places nor have I ever taken a trip quite like this one wherein we’ll be hopping between countries and taking footage wherever we go.
I am not a camera man for this event. I’m the audio tech. I’ll be holding the mic and making sure that the sound is not distorted. I find that sort of beautiful, because isn’t that kind of the job of Christians to be the mouthpiece of God and make it so others can hear him clearly? And if we’ve done our jobs right no one will even see us or think about us being there. I’m kind of the low man on the totem pole, but I’d make coffee for the crew if it got me a trip like this. I feel especially blessed to have this kind of opportunity and I’m hoping to be posting updates, photos, and maybe a few videos while I’m there, it depends of course on the availability of WiFi and our work schedule, so there are no guarantees, but check back here for updates as they’re available. Also, follow me on Instagram and twitter, both are @WilliamHAdams
Lastly, I want to ask for your prayers, not only for safety, but also that God would bless this project. I believe it will have capacity to speak some great truths to people and really bring scripture to life in a new way for those who are more visual learners.
Thanks for following and reading!