The church is God saying: “I’m throwing a banquet, and all these mismatched, messed-up people are invited. Here, have some wine.”

Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church


The beauty of Christianity and the wonder of the ways of Jesus is that they paint a vision for a better world. Jesus shows profound solidarity and social justice in feeding the hungry and spending time with the destitute, welcoming and including all in his movement. He shows the nonviolent nature of God by forgiving enemies, not striking back, and by offering a vision for peacemakers as children of God. He shows a sacramental approach to life that values real stuff: bread, wine, water.

And through it all Jesus kept moving. He journeyed, wandered even, from village to village spreading a message of love and goodness. He was the consummate pilgrim in the quest for where God was working and what God was doing.

The Pilgrim House is a collection of reflections, podcasts, and resources for those desiring to pursue a model of following Jesus that values those principles: inclusion, nonviolence, and sacramentality. It’s a place that values the stories of faith journeys moving away from partisanship and nationalism, institutionalization and rigidity.

It’s a house for pilgrims and a place for wanderers.