Talk About Restrictive…

Talk About Restrictive…

I’ve been thinking about an ancient desert party that was like Burning Man, except not – the only similarity is that both involved a large gathering in a desert setting. Both involve a lot of sweaty and smelly people, but the ancients bathed much more often while...
Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: The Reality – Part 2

Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: The Reality – Part 2

A pilgrimage has been defined as a “journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature or a higher good through the experience.” What began as a way to get some different scenery...
Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: A Dream – Part 1

Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: A Dream – Part 1

What started as a dream truly was a gift to these two weary ministers looking for rootedness in their tradition. On the morning of Sept. 25, we were driving home from a night away. We just stayed in town but needed some time for the two of us after parenting and...
When God Invites You to Take a Journey

When God Invites You to Take a Journey

I was part of a group of ministers in 2010 who went to Israel together on a pilgrimage. We were all Protestants – Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, UCC and Episcopalians, along with one Mennonite for good measure. We were used to going on trips as church leaders,...