In June of 2017, I had just finished a week photographing a mission trip in Moldova, Eastern Europe, and I flew to New York, spent one night, met up with grad students from Lipscomb, and boarded a plane back across the pond to Tel Aviv, Israel. 3 weeks is far too short a time span for 4 transatlantic flights, but Israel was stunning and well worth the trouble. We spent about ten days travelling through Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, and surrounding countryside, learning about the biblical history of sites as well as the modern history and political context. Here are some of the images from our time.