Mindy Makant is an ELCA Deacon, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Director of the Living Well Center for Vocation and Purpose.
 Perhaps it is easy to imagine that providing a theological and scriptural rationale for women in ministry is no longer necessary. Perhaps it is easy to imagine that in 2020, fifty years after the Rev. Elizabeth Platz was ordained, the first female pastor in a Lutheran body in the United States and one year […]
 Anna Madsen’s new book, I Can Do No Other: The Church’s New Here We Stand Moment, is not explicitly about the relationship between church and state. It is, rather about discipleship, about taking the promise of the Gospel that though “death is real, life is realer” and the message of the Reformation that justification means that injustice threatens […]