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December 15, 2018

Born to Wander

​Most of us are homebodies.  Or so we claim. But Michelle Van Loon says that as followers of Christ, you and I were actually born to wander.  Michelle’s Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller's sensibilities make for a fascinating conversation on The Land and the Book.  Plus…Jim Coakley answers your Bible questions.  All this week on The Land and the Book

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Michelle Van Loon
Michelle Van Loon

Michelle Van Loon

Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon's Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger and storyteller's sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today's popular Hermeneutics blog. She has pieces in four recent devotional projects and has authored three books. She's been a church communications director, served on staff at Trinity International University, and currently serves as a consultant for a handful of small faith-based non-profits. She's currently enrolled part-time at Northern Seminary. She's married to Bill, and is mother to three and grandmother to two.

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Dr. Charlie Dyer

Dr. Charlie Dyer is professor-at-large of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar as well as an authority on Middle Eastern history and religion. As a licensed guide to Israel, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East over the last two decades. Dyer has authored and co-edited many books and articles on the Middle East and the Old Testament. His articles have been published in Bibliotheca Sacra and Michigan Theological Journal. Dr. Dyer’s books include The Rise of Babylon, What’s Next?, The New Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land and Strike the Dragon.
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Jon Gauger

Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Moody Presents which features sermons by the Presidents of Moody, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children-all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.

The Land and the Book

Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a uniquely biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger for The Land and the Book. Every week this gifted team brings you terrific stories of God at work as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events. Great guests, intriguing listener questions and more!