Next Steps

It is hard to believe that this "formal" portion of my pilgrimage is completed. I met new friends, spent time with long-time friends, and was even visited mid-trip by a friend from home. I learned about Greek history and culture and how it played a role in the ministry of both Saint Paul and Saint …

Lydia

In Acts 16:11-15, we read the account of the conversion of Lydia (and her entire household). Like Paul, we too traveled from Neapolis (now known as Kavala) to Philippi. And on the Sabbath Day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down …

Pilgrimage

For anyone who happens to have seen my photos on Facebook from the past few days, there may be those who ask: What's the difference between "vacation" and "pilgrimage" "The object of pilgrimage is not rest and relaxation - to get away from it all. To set out on pilgrimage is to throw down a …

Counting Down

Today was the final class of my Middler year of seminary. Though there are two exams and two papers yet to write, the countdown keeps ticking away towards this summer's pilgrimage: Greece, Jordan, Iraq, and The Netherlands. In 10 days, I will head for WI to spend time with my family. The time there will …