The Political is Pastoral: When Bad News is No News

It happened again. On Tuesday, a young man from Ohio walked into the Electrical Engineering building on the campus of my alma mater, Purdue University, went to a classroom, and shot the student teaching assistant at point blank range, killing him. He then left the building, and surrendered to police. Now Andrew Boldt, who happens… 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