And Would I Walk 500 Miles - To Go To Church?

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The writer Bruce Chatwin once said the search for the divine turns people into nomads. The way Chatwin put it, "their vitality lies in movement." A lot of people who set out on a pilgrimage find there is a connection between the sacred and being on the move. But you don't exactly find it underfoot. It can be elusive.

Arthur Paul Boers likes to say of his pilgrimage in Spain: "I once walked 500 miles to go to church!" Boers is a Mennonite minister, associate professor of pastoral theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and the author of The Way Is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago, published by Formatio.


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