what do I stand for?

It has been too long. February and March came and went and here I sit, a third of the way through April and I haven't taken the time to post. Ah well, such is life I guess. My internship keeps me busy, and I am loving every minute of it. The people who I am…

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into an uncomfortable place

Lent is upon us. For a long time I never really felt good about Lent, not that you are supposed to or anything. But growing up I never quite understood the whole idea of giving something up. It isn't that I thought it was somehow too Roman Catholic of a practice to take up, I…

gift giving and heretic hitting…

Today seems like as good of a day as any to begin again. It has been almost two months since I last posted and quite a bit has happened. Classes finished rapidly, ending with the best gpa I have had at CSL, and my wife and I were whisked away to the east coast to…

more than enough: toward A theology of hope

The following is a submission for our student publication at Concordia Seminary. I'd love to hear your feedback so that I can improve as a writer and theologian.   More Than Enough: Toward a Theology of Hope By M. E. Borrasso   On the heels of the first presidential debate of this election season, pundits…

paradoxical justice

These past few weeks have flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was getting ready to go through orientation and here I sit, weeks later, knee deep in classes and midway through the 23rd Symposium. The “Theological Symposium” put on by Concordia Seminary is an event that happens every year, at least for the…

a fresh start?

As the calendar page is about to turn once again, a new chapter in my life is beginning. Over two months have passed since I last tried to get this blog a sense of regularity, and who knows, maybe one day it will find that. But rather than apologize and give weak excuses for my…

part 1: the church is a whore…

THE CHURCH IS A WHORE, BUT SHE IS MY MOTHER The above phrase, regardless of who actually said it, encapsulates a reality too easily dismissed as a plausible representation of the relationship between the individual and the church. In an age when the latest trends espouse an escape from the church and organized religion for…

credo

By now you may have noticed that fractured, broken, and beautiful is no longer the title of my blog. After a few months away from the game I came to the conclusion that things needed to change. Rather, not that I needed to change things, but life has changed so much that this too must…

time to retool

As my self-imposed sabbatical from writing continues, I thought it might be worth while to let people know why I haven't posted in a month and what the future of this blog will look like. It should come as no surprise to you that in the last month I've been busy researching and writing for…

go to hell

This is the week I have been waiting for since the quarter began back in January. Spring Break. Ok, it’s not the same sort of excitement I used to have when the phrase “spring break” was uttered throughout the hallways of my grade school or high school. And no, it isn’t the same joy I…