Call Me Pilgrim

In 2012, I’ve been asked to write as the anonymous character “Pilgrim” for the High Calling. My Pilgrim Posts at Laity Lodge will not be continuing. Instead Pilgrim will tell us what it’s been like to enter the secular workforce.


You can call me Pilgrim.

In 2012 I wrote a series of essays at the Laity Lodge website, mostly about my spiritual journey in the months after I left the church I had pastored for eighteen years. If you read any of those essays, you might have wondered how Pilgrim was making a living.
And that would be a good question. When a seminary trained, professional minister decides that he or she no longer wishes to be employed by a church, what is it like to move to the world of secular employment?…

Read the rest of this essay at the High Calling.

  • Rick Dawson

    Hi Gordon,

    I just finished this article over at The High Calling. Before my cancer diagnosis I’d started following your RLP blog, and loved your work – especially the way you wrote about your faith in practice. I dropped back to posting on Caring Bridge during my illness, and just this month have returned to blogging. It took a few steps to find you here, but they were well worth it. Keep writing your life’s story large up here – we’ll keep reading – and thanks for the honesty!