The Pastoral is Political: The Via Media

When faced with a complex moral and geo-political situation like what’s going on in Syria, I am tempted to shut down entirely. As a religious professional, I feel the pressure to have something useful to say, and that pressure makes me want to run screaming from the room. I can certainly point to those who… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Solving Syria

I know what to do about Syria. I know, I know. You think that if a host of world experts, Security Council advisors, and even the President of the United States are hesitant about how to act, SURELY a 30-something Lutheran clergywoman doesn’t know. Oh, but I do. Even my husband, former Army Ranger, West… Read More