However gauche it may be in clergy circles to say it, I loved my seminary experience. From the summer intensive course on New Testament Greek before my first quarter at the University of Chicago all the way to a course on John Calvin that concluded my last, lagging Lutheran year at LSTC, I enjoyed myself …
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.