Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Future of the ELCA

Let me introduce you to a dear ministerial colleague and friend of mine:
Korla Masters
When it comes to being on the front lines of Christ's ministry, Korla is walking the walk. She regularly inspires me to hear the call to utilize my white body to advocate for people of color who get a raw deal from racist laws, police, and government organizations.

On Sunday, Sept 3, she preached at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
Matthew 16: 21-28 was her text. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Master of Divinity

I graduated seminary this week. My Masters of Divinity culminated in three courses my senior year: Theological Short Stories, Capstone, and God. Here are peeks at all three finals.

Theological Short Stories:
If one followed Jesus, it would totally mess up their routines and offer no guarantee of safety. Is it better to be alive and in bondage than free but in peril?

Capstone:
This radical theological lens is the one I look through after wrestling with tradition, experience, and scripture. This is not to say I accept traditional theological interpretations without critical engagement, but rather insist on the courage required to claim personal theological truths as humanity builds our relationship with God.

God:
By enmeshing God with you, and all the rest of creation, dear reader, the result may seem unfavorable because it fuses God with the less desirable and even cruel aspects of the world. While this is true, I maintain only an ambiguous God can be deemed critically plausible, as well as empirically and metaphorically greatest in scale - and thus worthy of worship. 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Death confrontation

This Lenten season is thrusting death in my face.
Bring it on.

This is how i know i am alive.
This is how I love.

Come death, let's walk together

The Future of the ELCA

Let me introduce you to a dear ministerial colleague and friend of mine: Korla Masters (photo by Marakah Mancini) When it comes to ...