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,...

Some Pilgrims Seek Balance, Others Seek Refuge

I’m fascinated by pilgrimage. For me, the term connotes earnestness, persistence, solitude, inspiration and a touch of holiness. It’s rising above the mundane, shedding the constraints of banality. Pilgrimage is both dogged pursuit and quiet surrender....