If the trend watchers are right, we’re about to see a boom in pilgrimage. Growing in popularity over the last decade, many of us feel drawn to journey to a sacred place, even if we aren’t religious. I recently added to the number, joining Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, on a three-day trek from
This year as many as 300 million people will go on a pilgrimage. What’s interesting is that this figure has been rising every year for the past decade, and it’s not only religious people who are doing it. Why are so many everyday people feeling the call to make a ‘meaningful journey to a sacred
Busyness is a bully at the best of times, stomping around, wanting the playground to itself, chasing peace away first, then patience, kindness, joy, and self-control. But this bully becomes a tyrant when it teams up with comparison. Here's how the two work together. Let's say 'enough!' to their lies.
My life has been anything but a straight path. I’ve been nightclub DJ, a youth worker, a radio host, an author, a speaker; I’ve had spiritual crises, burnout, and broken dreams; and life’s curve balls have often landed me where I least expected. It used to trouble me. Until one day, out hiking, I noticed
Our pilgrimage from Lindisfarne to Durham is over, and it now seems like a dream that DJ Konz and I walked 100 miles to see the historic Lindisfarne Gospels. Here are the daily videoblogs we recorded along the trek, and a podcast in which we process the highs and lows of the experience.
On Sunday September 15 my friend DJ and I are walking 100 miles from Lindisfarne to Durham where the Lindisfarne Gospels are on display. You'll get to follow along with our daily videoblogs, tweets, photos and reflections. Here's the itinerary.
Have you ever been on a pilgrimage to a holy place? Have you ever wanted to? In this podcast my friend DJ Konz and I explore what pilgrimage is, how it can benefit your spiritual life, and our progress preparing for our own trek to see the Lindisfarne Gospels.
On Sunday September 15 my friend DJ and I will undertake an 8-day pilgrimage from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to Durham Cathedral to see the 1300 year-old Lindisfarne Gospels. Want to join us?