Author: ericthelutheran

I'm married to my beautiful, super smart wife Lauren. I'm also a Lutheran Pastor, serving at St. John Lutheran Church in Sudbury, MA. I'm a self-professed musician, writer, and am always seeking deeper relationships to God, myself, and others.

Dreams of Faith

darkness, and know bone deep that God already knows we’re assholes, somehow loves us anyway, and calls us to love us too! — even knowing that we’ll continue to be broken and toxic and fickle. God doesn’t love our fickle toxicity, but loves and tends to the wounded heart at the center of it. In this love, God calls us to love and tend to our own wounded hearts so that we in our pain won’t cause pain to the wounded hearts around us.

Your Own Personal (American) Jesus

I agree that these are stances and beliefs clearly opposed by the Gospel and are prevalent in the American Church. My disagreement with Pastor Watts is with his assertion that this way of sinning is somehow a new and uniquely American misrepresentation of God, Jesus, and Scripture.

When it comes to Sin, ehilr er Americans might put our own spin on it, our Sin is not very original.