In the days following Jesus’ crucifixion, on a seven-mile stretch of dusty road that winds its way out of Jerusalem and through the Judean countryside, two men walked and talked (though they didn’t know it at the time) with the resurrected Christ. When the three wayfarers arrived at their destination in a small town called Emmaus, they broke bread together, and it was then, in the breaking of the bread, that “their eyes were opened, and they recognized him” (Luke 24:31, ESV).

In a way, the Road to Emmaus winds not only through first-century Palestine but through Hope’s campus, too, and finds its end in three cottages on 15th Street, where the scholars and fellows of the Emmaus Scholars Program live together
in Christian community.