Author: Eric Worringer

My friends have been writing about a nascent movement called #DecolonizeLutheranism, and Lenny Duncan has written a great deal lately about James Cone’s critique of the reformation theologians’ support of power over and against the oppressed, citing, in particular Luther’s anti-Semitism and his support of the princes against the Peasant’s Revolt. Cone himself claims that […]

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“You can ask the bishops anything, but we thought tonight we would talk about race…” This week, I ventured to my first year of First Call Theological Education, a required continuing education for new pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. As someone who isn’t particularly interested in the “professional” aspect of our work, […]

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“Everyone’s got an opinion these days about why people are leaving the church. Some wish to solve the problem by making Christianity a little more palatable – you know, cut our all the weird, mystical stuff about sin, demons, and death and resurrection, and replace it with self-help books or politics or fancy theological systems […]

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I was 19, and riding in a van with my friend and pastor-at-the-time Jay. We were talking about a bunch of different things, and he said something I’ll never forget: “What if we’re wrong? How do we live as if we might be wrong, and still hold on to what we think or believe. How […]

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