Episode 034: Camino Tales with Brian & Peri Zahnd

 

 

 

 

 


Show Notes

Intro Music:  Ventura Tyler Bates

Featured Music: Every Grain of Sand Bob Dylan

Brian Zahnd’s website

Hi all,

Steve and I got to sit down with Brian & Peri Zahnd shortly after they completed their 500 mile pilgrimage across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.  And I think for Steve it was a particular privilege being able to talk pilgrimage with Brian & Peri  as there is probably no one who has been a bigger influence on his faith journey in the last few years than Brian Zahnd.

Brian & Peri

As you know Tam and as I share in our first podcast – about five years ago I had reached a place where I still loved God but was looking around at the faith I was part of thinking, “Is this all there is?” Being societies moral policemen and defenders of the faith while attending a never ending plethora of meetings that just seemed to get more monotonous and disconnected from humanity with each passing year.  Then I read Brian’s Beauty will Save the World, had a paradigm shift in the understanding of my faith and that’s when it seemed my pilgrimage really began.

Talking with Brian & Peri about their Camino was a lot of fun. They had such sweet spirits I felt myself drawn to them as they shared. They had the same “joy” Steve gets whenever he talks about his Camino.  And thats what makes me think I have to get out there and experience this all for myself

At one point Brian comments that a day doesn’t go by that he doesn’t think about his time there in Spain and I know exactly what he means.  I’m almost two years out from my trip and a day doesn’t go by that I don’t reflect on my camino.  But I think that’s why we all enjoyed the time sharing.  As the Psalms say, “Blessed is he who has his heart set on pilgrimage”  Brian & Peri, as well as Tammy and I have realigned our faith as a pilgrimage…and well,  that is a faith that is fun to talk about.

Peace,

Steve & Tammy

iTunes Description: Brian Zahnd, pastor, theologian, and acclaimed author of books that include “Beauty Will Save The World” and “Farewell To Mars”, joins his wife, Peri, to talk with Steve & Tammy about their recent pilgrimage on Spain’s Camino de Santiago. What follows are laughs, delightful stories and insights that will encourage and inspire you on your own faith journey.

SHOW INDEX:

7:20 – Brian shares why he and Peri walked the Camino

10:52 – The “Vibe” of the Camino

Brian plays a little guitar on the camino!

13:16 – “A 500 mile walk to church”

25:19 – Brian & Peri deal with conflict on the Camino

28:22 – La Sagrada Familia: Architecture as worship

32:08 – 3 realities of the Camino

35:35 – The kindness of people on pilgrimage

38:48 – The challenge of helping Christians see their faith as pilgrimage
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