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I’m a Lutheran: David Thoele - February 21, 2020

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Chicago Pediatric cardiologist, co-director of Narrative Medicine Group at Advocate Children’s Hospital/Advocate Lutheran General Hospital I pray for strength and wisdom to provide kind, competent care for the children and families I work with. I pray I can continue to build partnerships and do my work for a long time. I pray […]

I’m a Lutheran: Shannon Ivey - January 21, 2020

Triumphant Lutheran Church in Garden Ridge, Texas (physically), and New Hope Lutheran Church, Agoura Hills, Calif. (online) Filmmaker/activist/professor/founder of Theatre For Change I pray for my marriage and my children’s safety and joy every single day. I pray for the courage to stand in my truth. My favorite part of being an associate professor of […]

I’m a Lutheran: Debra J. Bonde - December 18, 2019

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Livonia, Mich. Founder and director of Seedlings Braille Books for Children I founded Seedlings Braille Books for Children 35 years ago because I heard that braille books for children were scarce and expensive (more than $100 for a Hardy Boys book, for example). This tugged at my heart and started me on […]

I’m a Lutheran: Thomas Gray Johnston - November 15, 2019

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Charlotte, N.C. Senior religious studies major and history minor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, N.C. I chose to attend an ELCA university because I dangled my feet into a secular environment, hoping to strengthen my faith, and while it did, something remained amiss. I came to Lenoir-Rhyne because I wanted to further […]

I’m a Lutheran: Wayne L. Wold - October 11, 2019

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ellicott City, Md. Full-time professor at Hood College, Frederick, Md., and part-time church musician at First Having the hymn I wrote for the “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday hymn contest selected as the winner was a great thrill and honor. Singing together is a time-proven way of proclaiming, internalizing, praying and […]

I’m a Lutheran: Julie Yurko - August 16, 2019

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Ill. President and CEO, Northern Illinois Food Bank I pray for courage and strength, for protection for my children and healing for those who are suffering. I always start by thanking God for his goodness. Practicing gratitude is honoring to God—and a powerful healer for us. My belief in God’s […]

I’m a Lutheran: Mary Huntington - July 19, 2019

Shishmaref (Alaska) Lutheran Church and Alaska Native Lutheran Church, Anchorage Educator and coordinator of cultural programs for the Bering Strait School District I believe God loves us as we are, and we should all know the contentment of being accepted as children of God. I believe God wants each of us to live in peace […]

I’m a Lutheran: Nickolas Butler - June 21, 2019

Nickolas Butler Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wis. Novelist and short-story writer I believe in being good to other people, in making art, in trying to be patient, in seeing beauty in the world, in leaving the planet better than I found it. Having my first novel, “Shotgun Lovesongs” (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2014), […]

I’m a Lutheran: Ryan Henry Mitstifer Walton - May 17, 2019

Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, Tucson, Ariz. Sophomore at Sabino High School, Tucson I believe God subtly tries to push me to do things. While it’s not a force that controls me, I definitely feel God’s influence. My mom, Meredith Mitstifer, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was pregnant with me. Given I shared space […]

I’m a Lutheran: Martin Kaste - April 12, 2019

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent I believe that man is not the measure, and the simple fact of existence is evidence of divine will. An issue I’m passionate about is preserving freedom of speech in 21st-century America. I worry about self-censorship growing in journalism, politics and academia. “Thinking  out loud” […]

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