I think this blog’s first post should tell you everything you need to know about what it is all about… (update, years later: clearly, not every post on this blog deals with issues like this anymore…). My name is Nathan Rinne and I am a Lutheran layman (with a theology degree) from near Minneapolis, MN. I am a happily married father of five (all boys). I currently work full-time as a librarian at Concordia St. Paul (see here for more of my thoughts on libraries from a Christian perspective). I also regularly teach introductory theology classes on an adjunct basis for the university. Here on my blog, I speak only for myself.
That goes for guest posts as well. On occasion, I will ask someone for permission to reprint an article here. Even that, however, does not mean I fully endorse their position. In addition, there are also a number of people I have invited to post things here whenever they like: Matthew Garnett, Jon Alan Schmidt, Pastor Del Campbell, Keith Horrigan, Lance Brown, Pastor Mark Brown, Quamdilexilegemtuam (Quam), etc. I basically will publish whatever they give me.
Below is the spot reserved for the bios of these folks, if they chose to contribute something:
Mr. Brown: Mr Brown has lots of opinions. He is a terrible Lutheran. And to his credit, it has been suggested that he does indeed possess some degree of self-awareness regarding how corny he is.
Mark Brown: Pastor Brown is a born contrarian who likes to stick his nose in all kinds of places it doesn’t belong. When he’s not making people mad, he is a bad pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran in West Henrietta, NY where he repents weekly of his takes.
If you would like to contribute a submission, please email me at NRinneatgmaildotcom. Submissions can deal with matters that are cultural and political, but should always be grounded in and point towards sound theology, particularly the Gospel of Jesus Christ narrowly understood (forgiveness, life, and salvation in Him from sin, death, the devil, the world, etc).