September 19, 2019

Seminary students visit Appalachia region of eastern Kentucky and learn to look past the stereotypes to find community, beauty, and renewal – even in the midst of struggles and environmental devastation. Read more

September 8, 2019

How can Jesus tell us to love our neighbor, but hate our father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, and sisters? Being a disciple means we have to hate the right things in order to love the right things. Read more

September 1, 2019

The tablecloths are crisp and starched. The succulent food is ready. But the wealthy guests are nervous, because they know Jesus has been invited. An imaginative retelling of Luke 14. Read more

August 25, 2019

The ELCA is now a ‘sanctuary denomination.’ This is a good time for dialogue about what this means for our congregations as we consider the complexities of immigration. Read more

August 22, 2019

What does repairing the breach look like in your community? For your church? A preaching student reads Isaiah 58 through a dialogical lens and find important images and themes for his sermon. Read more

August 19, 2019

Is it possible to be neutral about starvation? Or lead pollution in public housing? Or race- or sex-based wage differences? Or indefinite detentions in overcrowded cages? If we follow Jesus, the answer is no. Read more

August 14, 2019

Why would Jesus say he wants to bring fire and divisions in Luke 12:49-56?  Isn’t this the last thing we need right now?  Or maybe this is exactly what we need – if we’re willing to reconsider the function of the church and its prophetic role in society. Read more

August 7, 2019

Jesus teaches us that heart follows treasure, not the other way around. What does this mean for our lives, our families and communities, our church and society, in the midst of an economic system built on accumulation and fear? Read more

August 6, 2019

Toni Morrison has just died at the age of 88.  Here’s why her book ‘Beloved’ helped form me as a Christian confronting my own racism and constructing my understanding of public theology. Read more

August 4, 2019

Blackjewel is a coal company that abruptly filed for bankruptcy leaving hundreds of miners in Kentucky stranded.  How can Jesus’ parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21) offer insight for the church’s role in this community, state, and national issue? Read more

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