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Mar
25

Follow the Money

We’ve been quiet for a very long time, but things are afoot. I’ve been busy writ­ing var­i­ous things, but chief of all I’ve now engaged with Bra­zos to write a book about our pil­grim­age. We’ll keep you posted! As an … Con­tinue read­ing

Jul
26

Cut Off at the Pass

To forge my edit­ing and nar­ra­tive skills, I put together the fol­low­ing video of our cross­ing the Alps. Our friend Hans is busy mak­ing a more pro­fes­sional short film of our trip to be unveiled at this summer’s Inter­na­tional Luther Con­gress. But to fill the gap, and get a taste of what you have in store, I offer this as a fore­taste. Enjoy and share with your friends. Con­tinue read­ing

May
05

Our Story in Backpacking Light

Andrew tells the his­tory of our pil­grim­age from the lightweight-backpacking point of view on the web­site of one of our spon­sors, Back­pack­ing Light. You need an account to read the whole thing, but you can at least be tan­ta­lized by … Con­tinue read­ing

Apr
22

The Wilsons on Travel with Rick Steves!

We just got word that our radio inter­view with Rick Steves about our pil­grim­age will air this Sat­ur­day, April 23. You can find out what sta­tion to lis­ten to it on at this page. And if by some chance you … Con­tinue read­ing

Mar
30

Remembering the Road

As the win­ter draws to a close and the spring flow­ers efface the gray, gray land­scape, our imag­i­na­tions are turn­ing back to our 70 days on the road. It’s hard to stay inside and the walls seem to be squeez­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

Feb
14

Luther on His Way Home

In the dreary cold­ness of Feb­ru­ary I have to admit to not being entirely sad that we aren’t walk­ing back from Rome, espe­cially think­ing of the rot­ten weather that Luther cer­tainly would have encoun­tered in the famously harsh win­ter of … Con­tinue read­ing

Jan
18

Luther in January and other things to ponder

Well, 500 years ago this Jan­u­ary, our friend Mar­tin Luther was wrap­ping up his stay in Rome and gear­ing up for the long walk back home with the news of an appeal denied. We read recently that 1510-11 was a … Con­tinue read­ing

Dec
07

And Now, At Last, Finally, For Real… It’s Over

Yes­ter­day was our very last engage­ment related to the pil­grim­age! Andrew spoke at the Uni­ver­sity of Hei­del­berg as part of a lec­ture series on “Sus­tain­able Mobil­ity in the 21st Cen­tury.” Most of the lec­tures were highly tech­ni­cal on mechan­i­cal means … Con­tinue read­ing

Dec
05

Here I Walk 2011 Calendar!

Quite a num­ber of peo­ple wrote and asked us about mak­ing a cal­en­dar with pho­tos from our jour­ney… and we are noth­ing if not oblig­ing to our fans! This will be only for 2011–commemorating Luther’s actual arrival in Rome and … Con­tinue read­ing

Nov
25

A Thanksgiving Sermon: Nehemiah 8 and Luke 24

(I preached this ser­mon at Lenoir-Rhyne last Wednes­day dur­ing the weekly chapel ser­vice. It was a Thanksgiving-themed ser­vice, so it seemed fit­ting to post it today. Happy feast­ing to every­one!) Grace to you and peace from God our Father and … Con­tinue read­ing

Nov
23

On the Air with Rick Steves

We enjoyed a peace­ful week­end of the coun­try life in Vir­ginia. While out for a run I scared a blue heron out of a patch of lush water­cress grow­ing in stream, and the trees were all a-twitter with blue jays … Con­tinue read­ing

Nov
21

One Last Hurrah at Roanoke College

Our “post-pilgrimage” has just about wound down now. On Thurs­day night we were the guest speak­ers at a Faith and Rea­son lec­ture and din­ner at Roanoke’s Cen­ter for Reli­gion and Soci­ety. We had a good crowd and a very curi­ous … Con­tinue read­ing

Nov
18

Theologians-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne

Last Sun­day we arrived in North Car­olina. Andrew Weis­ner, the cam­pus pas­tor, and a cou­ple of stu­dents picked us up. It was a very warm home­com­ing for me—Lenoir-Rhyne is my alma mater—and Pr. Weis­ner started his min­istry there the same … Con­tinue read­ing

Nov
17

Thursday at Roanoke

We’re just wrap­ping up our stay at Lenoir-Rhyne (more on that soon to come!) but just wanted to let you know, if you’re in the area, that we’ll be speak­ing at Roanoke Col­lege in Salem, Vir­ginia, on Thurs­day the 18th … Con­tinue read­ing

Nov
15

Two Martins’ Days at Augsburg College

It has been a whirl­wind here and, strangely enough, harder to keep up with the blog than when we were walk­ing all day… I sup­pose because our daily tasks have more vari­ety than the pil­grim­age rhythm of walk, eat, write, … Con­tinue read­ing

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