The Season of Advent

Preparing the world for God’s dream means living the radical ideals of peace and equality now, unlearning and dismantling the systems and practices of violence and injustice that live under the guise of nationalism and freedom. Advent is a growing light in the darkness, showing the reality of all things.

read  ||  brief reflections on advent themes of peace, justice, and preparing the world for God’s dream  ||  find the blog here

listen  ||  podcasts telling the lectionary texts in creative story form  ||  find the podcast here

gather  ||  liturgies of storytelling, art, music, and food in South Dakota  ||  find the schedule here


Do you question the motives of institutional religion but feel some kind of longing for spirituality and beauty? Do you feel drawn to radical inclusion and new ideas about faith but still feel the need for rooted-ness? Would you consider yourself a rainbow flag-and-incense, justice-and-ritual kind of person?

The Pilgrim House might be a place for you. It is a home for wanderers, those whose trust of institutional Christianity is gone but who aren’t ready to give up on the good things of faith. It is a place to find writing on rooted spirituality, provocative podcasts on the Bible, and liturgical gatherings that are free from the bureaucracy and closed-mindedness of so much of American Christianity. It’s a house for pilgrims and community for wanderers.