The Rev. Eric Worringer is the pastor of the “radical restart” of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lawrence, Mass.
He formerly served as the vicar at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Arlington, and has a Master of Theology (M.Th) degree from Luther Seminary focusing on pastoral theology.
He is particularly interested in the intersections of Lutheran theology, continental philosophy, political theology, ethics, and current events.
Eric was born and raised in the harsh summers of Minnesota, and migrated across the midwest, attending the Church of Football at Ohio State University, gaining a bachelor’s in Political Science.
He is eternally indebted to evangelicals, who taught him that you can disagree and still love Jesus, receiving a Master of Divinity from the small, but wonderful Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio, including writing a master’s thesis on Luther, Derrida, and the Gift.
He has been a congressional intern, a youth director, and a hospital chaplain. What he truly loves is preaching, teaching, writing, and discipling.
He is married to a lovely family physician who likes to care for spanish speaking and impoverished communities.
Eric has bright ideas (rarely) and opinions (often) and tries to write them occasionally. He writes from a center-left theological and political position, but tries to remain committed to the likelihood that he might be wrong.