A Jerusalem Moment: The First Church Lock-In

Welcome back! Lately we’ve been looking at “Jerusalem moments”—wonderful little moments in medieval pilgrims’ journey to Jerusalem that give us insight into our own faith. Today’s moment will sound familiar to anyone who grew up in church or who has been a youth group...

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A Jerusalem Moment: Worshiping with the Enemy

Medieval pilgrimage to Jerusalem was a long and difficult journey over land and sea. What happened when pilgrims finally reached the Holy Land? In last week’s post, we read about one Jerusalem moment, when a group of pilgrims saw the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and,...

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A Jerusalem Moment: Pilgrims in Labor

Lately I've been reading about medieval pilgrimage to Jerusalem. What a fascinating and daunting journey that must have been. For the next few weeks I want to share some of my favorite "Jerusalem moments." Most of them come from the Book of the Wanderings of Brother...

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A Faith Walked: Pace and the Christian Journey

For the past couple weeks we've looked at physical pilgrimage, especially the Camino de Santiago. Today, my friend Richard Littledale – a pastor, author, and pilgrim – tells us why our faith can be likened to a pilgrimage – a slow, sacred journey taken one step at a...

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Motivations of a Modern Pilgrim

Welcome to the seventh post in this series on pilgrimage. Last week we looked at some medieval motives for walking the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James. Today I'm delighted to introduce Jeremiah Gibbs, who has walked the Way and is here to tell us about the...

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The Man Behind the Camino

On Tuesday we explored medieval motives for walking the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. It struck me that, although we hear a lot about the Camino—the walk itself and the pilgrims who undertake it—we don’t hear nearly as much about St. James, or at least...

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About Me

I'm a writer and speaker who seeks to make Christian history relevant today. I'm the author of A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps, which released in spring 2015 from Cascade Books.
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