Will I even finish the Camino? For the first 9 or 10 days, I felt unstoppable. I was walking beyond the recommended stages most days and at a good clip. I had been warned to not give into my hubris and so I tried to stop regularly, air out my feet, change my socks. Then […]
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I’ve passed so, so many graveyards along the Camino… …as well as all the tombs in churches and the memorials to pilgrims who died along the Camino. That’s a lot of death to witness… and to process… My nephew, who died of cancer when he was only four, is my symbolic companion along the Way; […]
The Art of Walking
I am in the town of Najera in the province of La Rioja. I have just completed the first quarter of my walk along the Camino de Santiago (200 km). So many of you have expressed enthusiasm, interest and curiosity about the Camino, some asking me to write more…. Well, I will write from time […]
Roads: Sacred and Vulgar
I spend hours everyday walking along the roads of the Camino de Santiago. The roads are made of various surfaces. Most of the time, as these photos reveal, I am walking alone. There is no one else in site. A good percentage of the time I am walking with other pilgrims, but… From time to […]
A Few Impressions After My First Day on the Camino
First, a quick reminder: I am writing from my phone to help me practice an economy of words. Also, there may be more errors than I would prefer. Impressions: I trusted my travel cunning and had a little planning to arrive at the Camino’s beginning (and my “cunning” is one of my great weaknesses.). Getting […]
Why Should We Get Angry with God
Should Churches Give Up Their Tax Exemption?
Download Free eBook Here and share it with your friends. Childhood food security. Education and literacy. Basic health care. These are issues where there are no two sides. Everyone agrees that these issues are among the highest priorities in our society today. What we disagree on is simple: Who is going to pay […]
Living in the Space Between?
I have just provided a gift for you. It is a new eBook called, Living in the Space Between: A Conversation About Tough Topics, Faith, and the Jesus Way. Download Free eBook Here and share it with your friends. Living in the Space Between. It is a provocative title. At least I hope it is. […]
Why Are We Begging You for Help
A famous theologian once said to me, “When we look into the eyes of the poor, we are looking into the eyes of Jesus.” He was merely taking a literal interpretation of Matthew 25:40, “As much as you have done it to one of the least of these, you have done it unto Me.” What […]