Thoughts on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part IV: What does it mean to follow Jesus?

When standing alongside a dirt road in the wilderness areas of Galilee, Jesus’ command to follow him takes on a certain practicality (see the picture above). It involved actually following Jesus as he walked along the way. If one had decided to follow Jesus you would have heard parables about God’s coming kingdom as you … Continue reading Thoughts on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part IV: What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Thoughts on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part II: Towards a larger story

I used to think us unique. We had slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movement – a spirituality formed in the crucible of suffering. A certain arrogance or belief in superiority can come from a history of exploitation. We could read the bible from the right perspective because the bible was made for people like … Continue reading Thoughts on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part II: Towards a larger story