The Freedom of A(n LGBTQIA+) Christian

Originally published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as part of their exploration of Martin Luther’s work, ‘Freedom of A Christian’, part of the ELCA 500th anniversary celebration. My essay and several other diverse and dynamic voices responding to the work can be found HERE. A few days before writing this piece, I gave […]

Getting Back to “Normal”

Originally published on March 11, 2021 by Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries at www.elm.org/2021/03/11/getting-back-to-normal. The story John 3:14-21¬†references in passing from Numbers 21:4-9 is actually a striking one. (Read both passages HERE)The Israelites are struggling along a meandering desert path, riddled with anxiety. There are venomous snakes all around, called up by the Israelites in their agitation […]

What Does Ash Wednesday Worship Look Like in A Pandemic?

This piece was originally published by ELCA Worship on January 15, 2021 as part of a longer article that can be found HERE with several other reflections. Most of my personal study and continuing education for the last several months has been focused on trauma-informed care, recognizing that living through the varied events of the […]

World Hunger Day

Originally published on October 16, 202 by ELCA Worship in conjunction with ELCA World Hunger. The original blog can be found HERE. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Just for fun, try something. Take this short passage and rewrite it as if it was being written about you. Imagine the saints of the church; the missionaries and the […]