Walking Toward Jerusalem is a joint blog of Ashleigh and Jeremiah Bailey, sharing their musings on the Bible, Christianity, religion, and religious culture.
Ashleigh Bailey is a two-time alumna of Fuller Theological Seminary with an MA in Theology (2010) and an MA in Family Studies (2012). Her thesis “Religiousness and Ego-Identity Status Among Late Adolescent Graduates of Christian Youth Groups” explores the relationship between college students’ stage of identity development and religious behavior, faith maturity, and “narrative faith.” She also holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied political science and Afro-American studies. Ashleigh grew up attending churches in many diverse denominations, and today identifies with elements of both Baptist and Anglican traditions. She enjoys reading and blogging about religion, sociology, psychology, and education.
Jeremiah Bailey is a PhD student in the Baylor University Department of Religion, specializing in the New Testament. He completed his MA in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary (2010) and his ThM at Duke Divinity School (2013). His research interests include biblical studies, early church history, and the Apostolic Fathers. His confessional background is Baptist (currently attending a CBF church). In addition to academic study of the Bible, he is interested in figuring out how to live out the grand vision of social justice portrayed in Luke’s masterful narrative, enjoying Belgian strong ales, and learning about life through story and song.