Hipster Lutheran’s Second Annual Summer Reading List

The summer is always a great time to get some extra reading done, preferably outside with a Lutheran beverage in hand. So here are some of my suggestions of books that I’ve read in the past year. Some are theological; some are not, but they’re all worth your time. Memoirs I don’t know why, but … Continue reading Hipster Lutheran’s Second Annual Summer Reading List

Why the Resurrection?

I want to begin by asking what may seem like a dumb question: Why did Jesus need to rise from the dead? Why was the resurrection necessary? Obviously it is necessary, after all Paul says as much in 1 Corinthians when he says, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are … Continue reading Why the Resurrection?

The Christian Narrative Part 1: What’s a Narrative and Why Does It Matter?

Almost all religions and philosophical systems have embedded within them an overarching narrative that provides the framework for how one answers questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” and “Where is all this going?” The structure and shape of this narrative is essential for answering these questions. Thus, if you change the narrative, you … Continue reading The Christian Narrative Part 1: What’s a Narrative and Why Does It Matter?