Travel to 53 countries; 1st read Tolkien driving across the Sahara; camped at Stonehenge; saw Idi Amin drive by and detoured into Burundi as he invaded Tanzania; saw the Loch Ness flipper wave to me at Urquhart Castle; had a hippo charge me at Parc Nationale de Virunga; climbed Kilimanjaro and several 14ers in Colorado...3 archaeological expeditions to Palestine and holy lands, 1 in Oklahoma and 1 finding trilobite, dinosaur & (apparently) human remains together in Texas (plus many other global exploration of sites, e.g. Sukkothai, Egypt, Anasazi 4 corners area, etc.); hostage to Burmese opium warlord Khun Sar, alias Chiang Shi Fu; narrowly escaped skyjacking by HezbAllah Muslim jihadists in Athens; captained a sailing vessel in the South Pacific; near-death experience in New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Forest; became a Christian in Australia; B.A. Biblical Theology (Minors in Biblical and Modern Languages) Summa Cum Laude, M.A. Biblical Studies and M.A. Theological Studies, M.Litt. Scripture & Theology and Ph.D. researcher Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland; pilgrimage to Iona and Ireland; sojourn at mountaintop Buddhist monastery on Koh Phanggan, Bay of Thailand; lived and studied with famous philosopher Francis Schaeffer in Swiss chalet in Huemoz; Red Cross Chaplain at Oklahoma City bombing (19 April 1995), etc.