You Shall Love the Stranger

The church can and should call on the state to align its laws and policies with better morals and ethics. But it cannot do so with the same integrity and sincerity unless it does so first.


Lutheran Rosaries

It started when the olive wood beads I'd ordered from Bethlehem back in October finally arrived (they'd been delayed, then sent back, then resent again). I've wanted to make my own prayer beads since before I busted my other two sets. I decided that bigger wooden beads combined with a strong, wound twine would lessen … Continue reading Lutheran Rosaries

An Un-pastoral Message: Response to “Trustworthy Servants of the People of God”

On 6 March 2019 the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a pastoral message addressed to the church concerning Vision and Expectations, a document first passed as policy in 1990 that has been under increasing scrutiny because of its misuse. Vision and Expectations (version for pastors, version for deacons), it … Continue reading An Un-pastoral Message: Response to “Trustworthy Servants of the People of God”

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 23 and 24

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 23 Kate Brown, 1840 - 1883 Brown worked for the United States Senate washing towels and curtains as the head of … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 23 and 24