The Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and Dialectical Mystery

Column by Dr. Carl Krieg on September, 14 2023

The transition from a Medieval to an Enlightenment way of thinking does not come easily. When I was a kid in the Norwegian American Lutheran Church, a bigger-than-life portrait of Jesus praying in Gethsemane was stationed over the altar, a Sunday reminder that his all-important death, soon to come, was our salvation. Jesus loved us, this we knew because the Bible told us so. And the Bible did not lie.

The Vatican vs. the Nuns

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 3 2012

Perhaps it takes a political campaign to reveal the fault lines in both our nation and in institutional religion.  At least that is what appears to be happening in …

Nebraska: Bright Lights in America’s Heartland

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 11 2011

Mutual of Omaha. Warren Buffet and Nebraska Football! These are the best known icons of the Cornhusker State of Nebraska. In my mind there will always be one more. …