Pilgrimage in Place
PLACE AS A KEY TO DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
Reviving the relationship
BETWEEN AMERICAN CHRISTIANS AND THE PHYSICAL PLACES WE INHABIT.
Many American Christians have uncritically accepted cultural assumptions about land, property, home ownership, and, more broadly, the “good life.” This is particularly and historically true of white American Christians, but also represents a set of values that other groups might aspire to and accept to varying degrees. As a result, many Christians fall into general cultural patterns instead of building communities and practices characterized by Jesus’ teachings and the best traditions of the global and historical church.