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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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