"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."
Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430 CE)

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Article - Martin Luther's Legacy - Calgary Herald

New Ventures for 2019-2020!
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New! - The Cross, The Conquest and The Civilizations of the Aztecs and the Maya in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala (January, 2019 – 14 days)

New! - The Cross, The Crescent, and Christopher Columbus in Southern Spain, Gibraltar and Morocco (May, 2019 – 17 days)

New! - Russian Windows on the Orthodox Christian East: Moscow, The ‘Golden Ring’ and St. Petersburg (with an optional extension to Kiev) (August, 2019 – 17 days)

New! - Early Christian Footsteps in Greece and Turkey including an Aegean Cruise (with an optional extension to Malta) (April, 2020 – 18 days)

New! - In Search of John and Charles Wesley in Britain: Exploring the Roots of the ‘Second’ Protestant Reformation (optional extension: Channel Islands) (July/August, 2020 – 16 days)


Down Ancient Paths Scholarship Fund

YouTube Video: Down Ancient Paths / Ambrose University Travel Study Program

Magnificent Ethiopia 2013 Photos: Photos by Anne-Marie Erickson - Photos in PDF Format

Read 'Replacing Walls with Wheels' - Educational Travel


Read 'Celtic Christianity: Then and Now' - Educational Travel


Read 'HOLY HISTORY or WHOLLY FICTION' - Educational Travel



Article from the March 2012 edition of Christian Week: Focus on Christian Higher Education
Teaching profession changing from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side".
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Down Ancient Paths partners with The Christian and Missionary Alliance for an adventure in Turkey & Patmos /Sept. 2011
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Read 'Why Christians Should Travel in Turkey' - Educational Travel
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Read 'China and Central Asia - Ancient Syriac Christians, Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci on the Silk Road' - Educational Travel




Read 'Ethiopia: Christian Antiquity Under Majestic Skies' - Educational Travel



Read 'The Malta Institute: Ambrose Goes Mediterranean' a DAP Adventure in May 2011 where participants explored 'the Sacred' at a Mediterranean Crossroads

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Special Event - Dr. Nienkirchen delivers a paper at The Ephesus Meeting held in the Crisler Research Library at Ephesus/May 25th/09 entitled, 'The Apostle Paul's Experience of Cosmic Conflict at Ephesus (Acts 19)'

What did the participants say about the Summer Schools in the Holy Land 2008 and 2010?

Read 'Destination Damascus' about the extraordinary beginning to Summer School in the Holy Land 2010

Read 'On the Trail of Ancient Christians in Egypt' about a Christmas/New Year's adventure




Reflections on Summer School in the Holy Land /2012 by Ambrose Thomson