Search ResultsPilgrimage and Purity Bible study commentary and questions by Christine Havens on Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; and Matthew 15:10-28. Havens focuses on themes of pilgrimage and explores ways to bring outsiders closer to God. Pilgrimage through Holy Week This excerpt from Benedicta Ward's book "In the Company of Christ: A Pilgrimage Through Holy Week" highlights the history and meaning of the theological practices that accompany Holy Week worship. The Pilgrimage In her blog post, Jes Kast reflects on the beauty of pilgrimage as she tells the story of traveling to her birthplace for the first time as an adult. A Pilgrimage Song In this commentary on Psalm 123, W.H. Bellinger, Jr. understands the psalm as a pilgrimage song that begins with an affirmation of trust in God and finishes with a petition for mercy. Declaring God's Protection on a Religious Pilgrimage Identifying Psalm 121 as one of the "Songs of Ascent," Jerome Creach's commentary draws on the psalm's association with pilgrimage to discuss how God is portrayed as faithful, vigilant, secure and protective in a polytheist society. A Pilgrimage to Ferguson for Racial Justice Jeanelle Austin's pilgrimage to Ferguson taught her that despite evil systems, the people we encounter as the face of those systems have good in them that can be drawn out and oriented toward God’s justice. Iona: A Celtic Pilgrimage This article contains a video and commentary describing a pilgrimage to the Scottish island of Iona. It shares Iona's missionary history, along with a role of "thin places" and pilgrimage in the life of Christians. Let Us Join the Pilgrimage Peter's confession in Matthew 16:13-20 teaches us that it is a long pilgrimage to discover and embody the true meaning of discipleship after we declare our allegiance. Christ's endless mercy accompanies us on this journey. From #RubyWooPilgrimage to a Pilgrimage of the Ordinary “Places of pilgrimage invite people to ponder, to tarry, to active meditation,” writes Nikki Toyama-Szeto, reflecting on a women’s movements pilgrimage she attended. The Cost of Pilgrimage This article writes about Richard Baxter's unrealized wish for a national church that would embrace all English Christians and the persecution he faced. The Pilgrimage of Psalm 23 Here's a commentary on Psalm 23 that explores the physical and spiritual journey going on through the Psalm. It also notes ways the Babylonian exile and Christ's incarnation deepen the Psalm's meaning. Beginning the Pilgrimage of Freedom In this homily for the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Richard Conrad reminds us that God's liberating work touches all of history. Mary's freedom from sin is therefore an image of our own freedom. Full Text Hymns on Pilgrimage Guide me, O Thou great JehovahPD
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See more hymns... Spiritual pilgrimage Brian Pinter's commentary on Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; John 3:1-17; and Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 speaks of trusting God in the face of uncertainty and danger, and of God's grace accessed via faith rather than law. God's Provision This sermon commentary provides resources for four sermons, including commentary on God's provisions in difficult times (Exodus 16:2-4), during pilgrimage (1 Kings 19:4-8), in our hearts (Luke 1:39-56), and especially in the Eucharist (John 6:51-58). Abraham - Living as a Pilgrim: painting by artist Qais Al Sindy Paul Gordon Chandler illuminates a painting of Abraham by artist Qais Al Sindy. Abraham is a model of pilgrimage (Psalm 84) and hospitality for Jews, Muslims and Christians; the image is included in this article. The Wonder of Jerusalem Psalm 122 speaks about the wonders of Jerusalem, which Stanley Mast connects with the wonders of Christ. He shows how the temple of Jerusalem is pointing at a spiritual pilgrimage to the house of the Lord. To Be A Pilgrim Brian Pinter explores themes of Christian pilgrimage and expectation of Christ's return in this Bible study guide for 1 Advent, Year A (Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14). Jerusalem at the End of Modernity Part IV In his sermon on John 14:1-4, John Bayton explores the heart of pilgrimage and encourages Christians to rely on the transcendent peace that can be found in Christ alone. In Pursuit of Sophia: On Pilgrimage with Depression and Acedia Clinical depression and acedia may be less distinguishable by their presentations than by the contexts out of which each offers a different conception of the human condition, and each has a power unto itself. Our Spiritual Pilgrimage Asserting that "the most important work of Lent is to learn humility," Julian Gordy's article invites us to undertake a Lenten journey that leads to self-awareness, to God-awareness, and to God's love for us sinners.