For you fans out there, advanced copies of the book have arrived!
To all you fans, I have a bit of good news. My publisher has just written to say that the printed book has just arrived at their offices! After many years of effort, I will be a pleasure to finally hold the object in my hands. I should have a copy by tomorrow; you all […]
The long awaited book is coming out soon. You can see the publicity at my publisher’s website. Stay tuned for more things soon to come: Here I Walk
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.
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 the first few paragraphs by clicking here!
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 us too tight. We’ve had happy occasion to jump back into the pilgrimage experience in […]
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 of transport, but his was the lone voice in favor of that most sustainable of […]
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 return journey to Erfurt–so don’t delay till 2012. And just think what marvelous Christmas presents […]
(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 the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. All of us here are already thinking ahead to our […]
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 and bluebirds, downy woodpeckers and cardinals. In the evenings the full harvest moon has been […]
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 one! Our host finally had to call the questions to a reluctant halt so we […]
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 year I started as a student. The college (pardon me, university!—it has changed status since […]
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 at 5 p.m. in the Garrett Room at the Colket Center. We also got an […]
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, sleep, and walk again. We had a wonderful time at Augsburg College in Minneapolis during […]
We have been stateside since Sunday night and are still in the process of battling the worst jet lag either of us can ever remember having, waking up at 3 a.m. still exhausted but unable to fall back asleep. I think it’s as much the disorientation that comes from the abrupt end to our long […]