Today was Luther Colloquy at the Gettysburg campus of United Lutheran Seminary, and it was wonderful to see so many former and current students, as well as community members, come together to hear the lectures, and join in a festive worship service. The lectures were all very good and interesting, and in the service, the…… Continue reading Reflections on Seminary Education
So, what are your views on “sin”? Much of how you might answer that question depends on your background–how you raised, and whether you were raised as a Christian (or Jew or Muslim), and what kind. I have written about sin before, but I was prompted to do so again by this article in The New…… Continue reading Why Talk about Sin?
If you are Lutheran surely you are aware that we are [finally!] getting ready for Reformation Sunday. Again, as you surely know, this year it is an especially big deal, because the Lutheran Church [and others] around the world are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation–anticipation has been building since last year at this…… Continue reading Good Enough, Just as You are
Saturday, September 30th, 2017 Today is Yom Kippur, the final day of the Jewish High Holidays, which began last Wednesday with Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism, the day when Jews are closest to God and to the heart of their own being. It is a day spent…… Continue reading Yom Kippur, Elie Wiesel & Martin Luther
As I write this, President Trump is in Saudi Arabia. The White House has promised that he will be delivering a speech to Muslim leaders that will promote peace. (Frankly, delivering such a speech seems beyond the skill set of this president, but time will tell.) In any case, Muslim-Christian relationships are on my mind…… Continue reading Luther, Muslims and One God