I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I will be releasing my first book with Concordia Publishing House this autumn: Confessing Jesus: The Heart of Being a Lutheran! I have been working on this book in some form for nearly two years(!!), and am so excited that I can finally share it with all ofContinue reading “CONFESSING JESUS: Book Launches Autumn 2022”
My latest contribution to Concordia Publishing House’s stellar A Simple Explanation tract series comes out in a few short weeks! I’m overjoyed to announce that CPH let me tackle A Simple Explanation of Church History, which was a challenge and a joy to work on. This pocket-sized tract offers a super-fast survey of nearly 2,000Continue reading “Coming Soon: A Simple Explanation of Church History”
What can a nineteenth century German painting tell us about God’s presence with us today?
I drove my car into a ditch yesterday. We were supposed to drive to St. Louis to tour an apartment we are considering for Jonathan’s fourth year at seminary. There had been some winter weather, but the area around us was clear and the roads looked fine from the Department of Transportation website and localContinue reading “The day I drove my car into a ditch”
Apologies for my long pause in writing—we have had a very hectic winter season, though with the conclusion of a large, long-term project (about which I hope to share more in the near future), I have hope that things will quiet down again and my writings here will become more regular. It is winter. IContinue reading “A Dispatch in the Quiet”
I’ve uploaded some sticker designs to my shop on Redbubble, which you can check out here. Check out some of the mock-ups below!
We inhabit a culture of terrible ugliness. Not only metaphorically—though there is plenty of ugly behavior, ugly politics, ugly thoughts and words—but also literal, physical ugliness, ugliness to which we have become desensitized and comfortably numb. I won’t dishearten you by parading out examples or generalizations; if you’re still reading this, you likely already knowContinue reading “Beauty and Christ: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human”
If you are a woman or know any women between the ages of about 18 and 35, odds are you’ve heard about Taylor Swift re-recording and re-releasing her old albums. (I don’t fully understand the legal reasons, but the short version is she didn’t have ownership of the original master tracks of her songs.) LastContinue reading “Pop Music, Taylor Swift, and Storytelling”
Concordia Publishing House was gracious enough to invite me to work on another tract, which will be coming out mid-October. Fittingly enough, this one is A Biblical Response to Witchcraft. From CPH: No fairy tale fantasy, witchcraft is a real, contemporary practice that has been growing in popularity over the past decades. Whether driven toContinue reading “Coming Soon: A Biblical Response to Witchcraft”
Watching: Amadeus (1984) Jonathan and I watched the classic film Amadeus recently. It definitely took some liberties with the historical reality of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s relationship with fellow-composer, Antonio Salieri. But it was a really good movie. I loved the costumes and the just overall “look” of the movie. And at a stout three hours,Continue reading “Tuesday’s Tidings: October 5, 2021”