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The Pilgrim’s Song

The Pilgrim’s Song

By C. Christopher Green
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Lent 2022 | Day 9
A devotion inspired by Henri Nouwen, from the booklet, "From Suffering to Salvation".
March 10, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 8
A poem by John Donne with a reflection by Malcolm Guite in his book, "The Word in the Wilderness." 
March 09, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 7
A lenten devotion from the book "Inhabit," published by Dwell. Find out more about the Dwell scripture listening app here:
March 08, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 6
An excerpt from Henri Nouwen in the devotional, “From Suffering to Salvation.”
March 07, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 4
An excerpt from Henri Nouwen in the devotional, “From Suffering to Salvation.”
March 05, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 3
An excerpt from Henri Nouwen in the devotional, “From Suffering to Salvation.”
March 04, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 2
A poem and devotional from Malcolm Guite entitled, “Stones into Bread” in the book “The Word in the Wilderness”.
March 03, 2022
Lent 2022 | Day 1
A devotional from Henri Nouwen in the booklet "From Suffering to Salvation". 
March 02, 2022
#29 | The Wilderness We Choose - starting the journey of Lent
What is Lent and what's the point for you and me? Join me for this month's episode as we explore that question. 
March 01, 2022
#28 | "Something different." - A look back at where we've been, where we are, and where we're headed together.
September and October have been busy months here in Etna and Hanover Center. We've been asking big questions and talking together to find the answers to them. Today, Chris shares with us some pastoral perspective on the journey thus far and where he believes we're headed. 
October 27, 2021
#27 | "Every foreign land is a fatherland" - the way of Jesus as the "Third Way."
Since the beginning, followers of Jesus have had to walk a way that has been hard for others to categorize. An ancient letter written to a roman official named Diognetus sheds some light on what that looked like then, and it shares some encouragement with us!  “They live in their own countries, but only as aliens. They have a share in everything as citizens, and endure everything as foreigners. Every foreign land is their fatherland, and yet for them every fatherland is a foreign land....Yet, although they live in Greek and barbarian cities alike, as each man’s lot has been cast, and follow the customs of the country in clothing and food and other matters of daily living, at the same time they give proof of the remarkable and admittedly extraordinary constitution of their own commonwealth.” The letter to Digonetus as quoted in Gerald L. Sittser, Resilient Faith
October 06, 2021
#26 | "We've been here before." A little dose of perspective for times like ours.
This week we're looking at how some fresh perspective from the word of God can encourage us as we consider our life in the days in which we're living.  The Pilgrim's Song is a podcast sponsored by the Church of Etna & Hanover Center. Find out more by visiting our (newly redesigned) website:
September 29, 2021
#25 | "It's a gift!" - How a tiny little thing makes a world of difference
This week, as we're looking at how the Way of Jesus leads through the world we're living in, we're finding a few clues from history. What we'll find truly has the potential to change, well, everything.  The Pilgrim's Song is a podcast sponsored by the Church of Etna & Hanover Center. Find out more by visiting 
September 22, 2021
#24 | "What gives you the right?" - An interview with Todd and Patt Langille
This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Todd and Patt Langille. We talk about the crazy idea that made them leave very successful careers and embark on a new adventure. We also dive into a tough question for us all to answer in some capacity - what gives you the right to bring your religion to other people? Their answer is strong and full of sincerity.  Show Notes Todd and Patt Langille: The Pilgrim's Song is a podcast sponsored by the Church of Etna & Hanover Center. Find out more by visiting
September 16, 2021
Season 2 Trailer | An intro to the season
Here's where we're headed this season!
September 08, 2021
#23 | Everything He Does
Fingers in the ears,  fingers on the tongue,  miracles in the air,  everything he does is wonderful
July 07, 2021
#22 | They Talked Together - How to Read the Bible
What do Sting and the Old Testament book of Malachi have in common? Glad you asked...
June 23, 2021
#21 | The Invitation - How to Read the Bible
What do the movie "The Never-ending Story" and the Bible have in common? Turns out its something pretty significant. 
June 16, 2021
#20 | The Kingdom of God - How to Read the Bible
You ever read the words "the kingdom of God" in the New Testament and wonder what that means? Well, let me tell you, its pretty incredible.
June 09, 2021
#19 | Does God Play Favorites? - How to Read the Bible
We've got some struggles and some questions when we read the Old Testament. Today we're looking at one of them: does God play favorites or does he treat us all equally? 
June 02, 2021
#18 | Forbidden Fruit - How to Read the Bible
Did God set us up for failure from the start? How are we supposed to understand sin and the brokenness of our world? 
May 26, 2021
#17 | Eat This Book - How to Read the Bible
An excerpt from a course we're doing on How to Read the Bible, every Sunday night at 7pm. 
May 19, 2021
#16 | A special possession
When things get crazy, remember this. 
May 12, 2021
#15 | How to handle differences within the church
Romans 14 and what that means for diversity of thought/opinion in the local church 1. Live out of conviction 2. Don't judge 3. Don't trip
May 05, 2021
#14 | A Trellis for Your Life
Adjusting your rhythms and habits to encourage new growth. 
April 28, 2021
#13 | The Next Disturbance
When the next unexpected, unwelcome thing comes your way, how will you respond. Here's 2 important truths you should know now before that moment comes. 
April 21, 2021
#12 | If a tree falls in the forest...?
You are on the inside what you show on the outside. 
April 14, 2021
#11 | Chopping at the roots
What is the relationship between crisis or disturbance and fruitfulness? 
April 07, 2021
#10 | A Pattern for your Prayers
A postlude to our series on the Lord's Prayer. How can this prayer help you to pray every day and for those prayers to become more meaningful? Take a listen. 
March 31, 2021
#09 | Stolen Eggs
The story that just didn't make the cut.
March 24, 2021
#08 | The bad news is the good news.
Wendell Berry, "the Biggest Little Farm" and Calvin & Hobbs. Lessons from the Lord's Prayer. (music: Where I Belong by Plàsi)
March 17, 2021
#07 | Not Just the Things
It's not just about getting the good stuff, it's about walking the good way. "Where I Belong" by Plàsi
March 10, 2021
#06 | Invitation to joy
What the Bible editors missed, in my humble opinion...
March 03, 2021
#05 | Getting back in sync
when things just don't seem to be going the way you'd hoped...
February 24, 2021
#04 | One day. One thing.
What's the one thing at the heart of this pilgrim journey? 
February 17, 2021
#03 | That Crazy Idea
Going one verse further in Psalm 84, there's an insane idea that drives these pilgrims. 
February 10, 2021
#02 | Modern day pilgrims
One of the most foundational things you and I can set our hearts on as we walk through this world.
February 03, 2021
#01 | Intro to the song
A quick little intro into what we think we’re doing :)
February 02, 2021