Apart from Scripture, trying to make sense of ancient Egypt's disjointed chronology is nothing more than fumbling in the dark.
As I write this, my son Isaac is entering Egyptian air space. With three adventurous friends, he is about to begin a unique mission: to find, and then articulate, the ideas responsible for the survival of Egypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world. But how does one analyze a culture?
During an early brainstorming session, Chris speculates about spiritual sustenance in the afterlife.
During an informal team brainstorming session, David explains the Egyptian fear of the covetous "evil eye" to Chris, Isaac, and Steven.
David takes a stab at explaining the Egyptian pantheon to the rest of our team during one of our early brainstorming sessions.
From bustling cities to vast, empty deserts, Egypt is a country of many faces. Gear up for the trip with a look at our image gallery.
An informal chat about Egyptian holidays, and the month of Ramadan in particular, from one of our early brainstorming sessions.
Most people think culture means refined social customs and tedious, high-brow, institutions like Wagnerian opera -- and they would be partly right. Culture is comprised of all these things, but has a much broader meaning as well. Even cultures that don’t have opera have culture. Henry Van Til explains, “Culture does not belong exclusively to the so-called civilized nations, but is the activity of man as image bearer of his Creator in forming nature to his purposes.”
Why go back to Egypt to search out what a collection of musty old mummies once thought about things like government and law? Why study a panoply of false gods that no one has believed in for thousands of years? Why bother to understand an obsolete economic and cultural structure, when our own current one is complicated enough? Who cares about a nearly non-existent ancient dental industry that never fixed anyone’s teeth anyway? Today, why does any of it matter?
The four members of the Navigating History team, Isaac, Chris, David, and Steven, explain their unique goals for the trip. In this introductory video, you can meet them for the first time and learn their individual visions and passions. One of the passions they share is a love of Scripture and a desire to glorify God.
The word "mummy" conjures up all sorts of images for different people. Mummies are the subject of endless books and films. But why the name?