Welcome to Passion Walk Twin Cities, a guided reenactment of the last hours of Jesus’ life through local streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Each neighborhood map begins at a restaurant. From there, we are invited to “walk” Jesus’ final hours, from the last supper, to the questions before the council and Herod and Pilate, and finally to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. Each map has suggested directions and stops, which imitate as best possible the locations of each scripture passage indicated for it.
The Passion Walks are each a journey of about 2.5 miles and takes roughly an hour, not counting dinner.
Done by an individual, this can be a journey of private reflection and meditation. Undertaken by a group, especially a worshipping community, the Passion Walk can be a new space for experiencing and discussing the events of the last hours of Jesus’ life – both what it meant for the first followers of Jesus, and what it means for us today.
Walk With Me
In 2020, when walking alongside others was not possible, I went for a 2.6 mile walk (with my wife and our pups), stopping along the way to read from the Scripture and talking through the story and our traditions surrounding it. You can use this recording to accompany any of the walks on the existing maps or even on your own hour-long walk wherever it may be. Download the mp3 from Podbean here and listen on whatever audio app you choose.