The biggest difference between tourism and spiritual pilgrimage is the intention and way of the pilgrim’s travel. That journey actually begins long before the pilgrim leaves his or her house.
Within Protestant Christian circles, interest in spiritual pilgrimage has grown significantly in recent years. For many years this practice had mostly been left to Catholic Christians. Protestants have always made journeys to the Holy Land or significant churches within their tradition. But now Protestants are beginning to rediscover the rich language and practice of pilgrimage that makes these trips significant opportunities for spiritual formation. [Read more…]