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Heinrich Bullinger, successor to Zwingli

Upon the untimely death of Zwingli, Heinrich Bullinger (A.D. 1504- 1575)  became pastor of the Gossmunster in Zurich. He is not as well known as other leaders of the early Reformation, but was a significant thinker and writer.  This statue of Bullinger is attached on the wall of the Grossmunster to the right of the entry.

Heinrich Bullinger. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.Statue of Bullinger. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

In the days of Zwingli the altars and images were removed from the Grossmunster in Zurich. The interior of the building has been restored to its orignal Romanesque appearance.

Interior of the Grossmunster in Zurich. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Interior of the Grossmunster in Zurich. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Take a look at Sacred Destinations if you would like to see some more information about the Grossmunster and good photos of sites in Zurich.

A beautiful but hazy day in the Bernese Oberland

Today we visited the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. It was a beautiful sunny day by about 10 a.m., but the distant mountains remained hazy almost all day. We went to Trummelbach Falls. Using an elevator and steps one is able to go inside the mountain to see the falls.  I think everyone in our group saw at least part of the falls, and several went all the way to the top.

Here is a photo I made of one of the colorful buildings. It is typical here for houses and other buildings to display beautiful flowers under their window”I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine, He who pastures his flock among the lilies.”s. This provide color for those passing buy as well as for those in the house. This reminds me of the Shunamite (Shulamite) girl’s description of her beloved.

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine, He who pastures his flock among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 6:3)

A little color adds a lot to life even when one has to deal with difficult earthly problems.

A beautiful house at Lauterbrunen. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A beautiful hotel at Lauterbrunnen. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Both in Lucerne and in Interlaken we saw some small tour groups traveling on Segways. This service is offered in the City of David in Jerusalem (click here), but it is the first time I have seen it in action. I think each participtant can hear the leader speaking through the earphones in the helmet.

Segway tour in Lucerne, Switzerland. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Segway tour in Lucerne, Switzerland. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

If you know some of the people in our group and wish to read more about the individuals, take a look at Journey’s With Jane.

On the road in Switzerland, Austria and Italy

This afternoon we are ticketed to leave Atlanta for an overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland. After some brief sightseeing in Zurich we will head for Lucerne for overnight.

Most of our tours are in the Bible Lands (Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, et al.), but we have directed other tours since 1967. On this current tour in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy, in addition to the general learning that travel affords, we will give some emphasis to church history, and Paul’s time in Rome.

Ferrell and Elizabeth in Florence, Italy, 2001.

Ferrell and Elizabeth in Florence, Italy, 2001.

This time I am using a Nikon D90. It is amazing how much younger the camera makes us look. This will be a great selling point for many.