Two blog posts in two days is a little much, so I’ll keep this one short. I was so excited when I went to church this morning and discovered that the Gospel reading was one of my very favorite parables of Jesus: the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. If you can’t call up…… Continue reading God Isn’t Fair
We are only a few weeks into the Ethics course and we already have identified one major theological issue that makes discussing and describing ethics from a Lutheran perspective difficult: I’ll call it the “but.” Lutherans know that a faithful response to God’s grace includes ethical behavior; Lutherans know that we are empowered by Christ…… Continue reading More "Yes," Less "but"
Unless you have been living under a rock the past week, you have experienced the dramatic increase in news coverage as we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11. NPR, The New Yorker, The New York Times, even Vogue magazine all have run stories reflecting on the events, the people, and the aftermath of that terrible…… Continue reading 9/11: a Lesson in Memory
I have been a vegetarian for over twenty years now, ever since I graduated from high school. That decision was the culmination of years of loving animals and not wanting to eat them: when I was in sixth grade I had asked my Iowa born and raised parents if I could be a vegetarian; but…… Continue reading Unlikely Friendships
“The Lord be with you!” (“And also with you,” I imagine hearing from cyberspace!) In case you didn’t know, this is how Lutherans begin everything–so I suppose it works for a blog as well.My name is Kristin Johnston Largen and I teach Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg–it’s a great place to…… Continue reading Christian Habits for Life