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I was ordained on January 12. This may come as a big surprise if you happen to have followed my life in the last year (an egotistical assumption, I know. I’m barely following my own life). In fact, it was about one year ago that I decided to NOT get ordained.
I wrote this piece to help articulate why after spending four years, accruing $15,000+ in student loan debt, and…Continue
Though religion is absent, the universe is far from being philosophically united as atheists now fall into one of three…Continue
While modern mental health care has recognized the incredibly dangerous and often paralyzing effects of depression characterized by low self-esteem, feeling worthless, and feeling as if one is being rightfully punished, certain brands of Christian fundamentalism seem to continue to preach a destructive theology of sin that I argue enhances those feelings and increases the risk for suicide.
In my own preparation for ordination in the Lutheran church I have witnessed firsthand the…Continue