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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” […]

I’m a Lutheran: Bunga Manurung - March 22, 2019

HKBP (Huria Kristen Batak Protestan) Montclair Lutheran Church Colorado, Denver Youth leader I believe that racism and sexism are still ongoing throughout the church. I believe that through diversity and inclusivity all of us can finally say, “We are church together.” I believe that everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, disability […]

I’m a Lutheran: Carly Sorensen - February 15, 2019

Emanuel Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa 11th-grader at Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs I pray for others who may not be as healthy as me, for people who don’t have enough and for people who don’t have a place.  Attending the ELCA Youth Leadership Summit taught me more about how the church works for […]

I’m a Lutheran: Momoh Freeman - January 11, 2019

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Almelund, Minn. Immanuel choir director, pianist and organist. Keyboardist at another church primarily made up of Liberian immigrants. Group home caregiver. I pray for peace, tolerance and for my family and friends. My faith and gospel music were powerful sources of comfort, strength and survival as a young boy growing up in […]

I’m a Lutheran: Don Knuth - December 14, 2018

First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto, Calif. Retired college professor My faith has been a source of inspiration because I believe God is pleased when people create innovations that make our world ever better. Writing “The Art of Computer Programming,” which people tell me is sometimes called the Bible of computer programming, has been my main […]

I’m a Lutheran: Jenna Novosel - November 16, 2018

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Severna Park, Md. Junior at Roanoke College, Salem, Va., majoring in literary studies with a minor in creative writing I find grace in nearly every possible capacity: the kindness and loyalty of my friends; the dedication and wisdom of my professors; and the opportunities college has afforded me thus far. I’m […]

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