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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

The legend of Ezana

In researching The Tenth Saint, I found myself drawn into the early beginnings of Christianity in Ethiopia and, in particular, the man who brought the religion into the mainstream.

Christianity existed in Ethiopia since the first century but really took off in 330 CE, under the rule of King Ezana, known as the first Christian  Read More 
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The Lost Ark

Where is the lost Ark of the Covenant? The question has inspired dozens of claims, hundreds of theories, and even an Indiana Jones flick (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

No one knows, of course, which makes the lost ark the stuff of legend as much as biblical record. Is it buried beneath Temple Mount?  Read More 
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Fan Mail

Today I got my very first piece of fan mail. It was a super-sincere note (yes, hand-written!) by a reader who enjoyed The Tenth Saint, particularly the descriptions of Ethiopian (Coptic) Christianity. He said it sent him to his computer to learn more. That was music to my ears. Anytime we read something that  Read More 
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