Try as I might, I can’t find anything to say, or even really believe, about the Devil and the demons as such. Whether they can be said to exist in a way that we say anything else exists, and if so what they are, how they originate, and what their powers–I have no idea. In …
I’m a Lutheran pastor (ELCA, in case you’re interested) who has written on topics on religion, politics, and culture for Aeon, The Christian Century, Religion Dispatches, Pacific Standard, and other venues. I’m the author of Sacred Signposts: Words, Water, and Other Acts of Resistance, and I help edit Let’s Talk: Living Theology in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod. I serve Messiah Lutheran Church in Wauconda. Opinions expressed in my writing are, regrettably, my own.