FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 3: What is the Crossings Method?

Listen as Steve gives a great explanation of the Crossings Method. In his words, the Crossings Method is a way to look at life, culture, film, literature, and Scripture through the lens of the distinction between Law and Gospel. It is a specific process for examining Scripture and ourselves through the prism of distinguishing law and gospel. Once we have …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 2: What is Law and Gospel?

Here are some of Steve Albertin’s thoughts on Law and Gospel. The “proper distinction between Law and Gospel” refers to a theological rule of thumb or interpretive insight for understanding the workings of God in the world. It asserts that God operates in two distinct ways: Law and Gospel. The Law refers to that activity through which God both places …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 1: What is Crossings?

The Crossings Community is an open worldwide network of Christians dedicated to connecting the Word of God and daily life under the motto, “Crossing Life with the Promise of Christ.” What makes our approach distinctive is our commitment to a theological outlook called the proper distinction of law and gospel. We regard the Gospel as a problem-solving message — genuine …

Crossings Film Series: Liv Larson

Reverend Liv Larson Andrews serves as pastor of Salem Lutheran Church in Spokane, Washington. She was a first-time speaker this past January at Crossings’ 8th International Conference. She shares more here about her presentation, “Hidden in the Pews – Space for Rage, Space for Hope.” Be sure to like us on Facebook! And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Crossings Film Series: Amber Kalina

Seminarian Amber Kalina heard about Crossings through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) and it seemed like a great way to end her J term. Amber was intrigued by the topic of the conference, “The Silence of God.” Amber found the Crossings method true to Martin Luther’s main ideas- that the Law illuminates our shortcomings, while the promise …

Crossings Film Series: Bruce Modahl

Bruce Modahl has been involved with Crossings for a number of years. Listen as he shares some of his thoughts on Crossings and how the Crossings method has the power to help us understand not only the text, but also our lives. Bruce shares how it helps keep our eyes on what is important, in scripture texts, or in sermons …

Crossings Film Series: Emmy Kegler

Reverend Emmy Kegler serves as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis. She joined the Crossings Community as a first-time speaker at Crossings’ 8th International Conference. Listen as she gives a synopsis of her presentation, “Transgression, Depression and Oppression: Sin and Justice at the Margins of Faith.” Emmy’s presentation focused on helping break open our traditional understandings of sin. …

Crossings Film Series: Nathan Hal

Nathan Hall enjoys how Crossings Conferences engage your faith using both your brain and your heart. He has returned for multiple Crossings Conference and continues to find the speakers insightful and challenging. Nathan has been utilizing Crossings resources since he graduated seminary and entered professional ministry. He finds both the weekly text studies and the website library useful in his …