The study pilgrimage, Ways in the Wilderness, traverses biblical landscapes, monastic sites, and natural spaces of Israel and Palestine, both land and water, engaging themes such as the experience of wilderness, the theology of place, and the spirituality of landscapes. The course draws upon biblical narratives, including the life of Abraham, the Israelite wilderness journey, John the Baptist and the Old Testament prophets, and Jesus’ time in the wilderness, as well as monastic traditions of the Holy Land and contemporary expressions of pilgrim spirituality. The program will be largely dedicated to outdoors places, including nature reserves and archaeological sites. While Ways in the Wilderness is not a walking course, it will include some hiking as well as time in and around water. Participants should be able to walk up to 5 miles at a time. Along with times for individual prayer and corporate worship, groups sessions will consist of seminar-style discussions on the themes and experiences of the pilgrimage course.