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I am the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor.com/Flights. I am also the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

Episode 134 – Luke 22:1-38 – Last Supper

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This is the episode is part 33 in a study of the gospel of Luke. This chapter looks at the last passover meal that Jesus celebrates with the disciples which we commonly call the last supper. Jesus tells the disciples again that he will suffer, that one will betray him, that Jesus will deny him. […]

Episode 133 – Luke 21 – A Widow's Faith, Coming Destruction, Second Coming

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This is the episode is part 32 in a study on the gospel of Luke. In this chapter Jesus praises the faith of a widow who gives her last two coins over that of the rich people giving from their abundance. He then also foretells the destruction of Jerusalem and talks of the end times. […]

Episode 132 – Luke 19:28-47,Luke 20 – Holy Week Starts

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This is the episode is part 31 of the study of the gospel of Luke. This week’s episode starts with Jesus entering Jeruslaem on Palm Sunday and prophesying about his death publicly and about the destruction of Jerusalem. The teachers of the law and chief priests start trying to find a way to arrest Jesus […]

Episode 131 – Luke 18:30-19:27 – A Blind Man, A Short Man, A Doomed Man, A Faithless Man

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This is the episode is part 30 of a study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus heals a blind man who will not take no for an answer when people try and get between him and Jesus. Jesus decides no one will get between him and Zacchaeus. Jesus predicts his suffering and death and Jesus […]

Episode 130 – Luke 18:1-30 – Persistence, Prayer, Pride and Prosperity Problems

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This is the episode is part 29 of a study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus covers a few different topics as he deals with proud pharisees and penitent publicans. He talks about a determined dowager and a rich ruler who rues the reference to riches. http://traffic.libsyn.com/biblestudy/130TheBibleStudyPodcast.mp3 Luke 18:1-30 click here to download (mp3)

Episode 129 – Luke 17 – Sin, Thanks and Second Coming

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This is the episode is part 28 of a study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus talks about sin and duty, especially our duty to look out for each other. He also heals 10 lepers but finds only one who is remembers to say thanks. Jesus also talks about how obvious but how unexpected his […]

Episode 128 – Luke 16 – Jesus on Money

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This is the episode is part 27 of a study on the gospel of Luke. Jesus talks in this passage about money and our relationship to it. We cannot serve both God and money. http://traffic.libsyn.com/biblestudy/128TheBibleStudyPodcast.mp3 click here to download (mp3)

Episode 127 – Luke 15 – God Loves the "Lost"

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This is the episode is part 26 of the study of the gospel of Luke. In response to the indignation of the pharisees that Jesus would hang out with sinners, Jesus tells three parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son (the prodigal son). Jesus tells us through these parables that God […]

Episode 126 – Luke 14 – The Cost of Discipleship

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This is the episode is part 25 of the study of the gospel of Luke. Jesus once again gets in trouble for healing on the Sabbath. Jesus then points out the Pharisees pride as the scramble for the places of honor and calls them and us to a greater hospitality. Jesus tells us that at […]

Episode 125 – Luke 13:10-35 – Healing, Regrets and Rejection

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This is the episode is part 24 in a study of the gospel of Luke. In this episode Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath (and gets in trouble with the religious leaders), says that not everyone will be saved and mourns for Jerusalem that has continued to reject God and his prophets. http://traffic.libsyn.com/biblestudy/125TheBibleStudyPodcast.mp3 Luke […]