Archaeology: * Mazotos Wreck Could Shed Light on Ancient Shipbuilding; * Video Interview with Tell es-Safi/Gath’s Aren Maeir [4 1/2 min. video]
* “ATEST underwater excavations on the 2,350-year-old Mazotos shipwreck have established that the keel, and at least 15 metres of the ancient vessel’s planking has been preserved. … The Mazotos shipwreck, some 14 nautical miles southwest of Larnaca, is possibly the largest ancient commercial shipwreck located in open Cypriot waters. It sank in 350 BC en route from the Greek island of Chios carrying around 1,000 urns filled with wine said to have been the most expensive Greek wine of the Classical period. Today the wreck is buried 45 metres below sea level and is the oldest shipwreck found off the coast of the island to date.”
* “Professor Maeir gives an interesting overview of the site [Goliath’s hometown] along with an introduction to the modern archaeological toolkit.”
Boredom & marriage: 3 Suggestions for Breaking Through a Boring Marriage by Jim Martin
“The most important issue in marriage for a Christ-follower is how we allow God to shape and form us as we relate to our spouse. This is true whether we have been married four years or forty years. Unless we are committed to our growth and development, we will likely become dull, stagnant, and passive. If we are not being shaped by God, our marriages may be shaped more by our own selfish desires than what God wants to do through us as a couple.”
Culture: Most And Least Christian Cities In America by Jahnabi Barooah
Houston shows up in 13th place.