Thursday Theology: On Parenting in 2019: A Law-Gospel Reflection

Co-Missioners, Four weeks ago we sent you the treat of an essay by Carol Braun on her calling as a patriot. Today Carol reflects on her calling as a parent with an unusual degree of depth and perception. Anyone who shares that calling will resonate to what she says. Readers under 40, as Carol is, will resonate all …

Thursday Theology: Our Christian Shame

Co-Missioners, Tumult followed a political rally in North Carolina last week. It prompted our editor to vent. Peace and Joy, notwithstanding The Crossing Community Our Christian Shame: Massive, Endless, Unspoken By Jerome Burce The current occupant of the Oval Office instigated another flood of impassioned ink last week. The man has a knack for this. Possessed of a …

Thursday Theology: Good News for Chronic Sufferers

Pain is an enduring feature of the world the Holy Spirit dispatches us to as bearers of Good News. Now and then we’ll meet a person whose pain is great and unrelenting, stretching over years. To speak credibly of God love’s in Christ to someone like this is a daunting challenge that ties all too many tongues. If …

Thursday Theology: “What I Learned from Ed Schroeder” (Part 2)

Co-Missioners, Two weeks ago we sent you the first half of an extensive appreciation by Steven C. Kuhl of Ed Schroeder’s theological legacy. Steve presented this at a memorial event in St. Louis on June 1. Today we pass along the rest of what he said. See below. On a related note, with bitter death and June 1 …

Thursday Theology: A Patriot’s Puzzle

Co-Missioners, Carol Braun, our former co-editor of Thursday Theology, keeps intensely busy these days with her callings as spouse, parent, and teacher of mathematics and physics. Such “down time” as she enjoys is restricted to a few weeks of summer. We intruded on that by asking her a few months ago to offer some thoughts for this particular …