Posts from October 2016

Mind the Gap

As you’re reading this, I’m probably either up in the air or in St. Louis. The reason for that is that I have been invited to be a part of a think tank group that is addressing something that happened this past summer at the LCMS National Convention. Namely, that a resolution was passed that […]

Eating Crow

The phrase “eating crow” means to admitting something that is less than savory. The idea is that if you were to ever eat a crow, it wouldn’t taste that good. It certainly wouldn’t taste as good as cake. After my article last week in which I challenged some of the clericalism that I see in […]

The Lutheran Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test is a corrective that was thought up by comic book writer Alison Bechdel. The Bechdel test is a simple question – does this story have two named female characters who are speaking to each other about something other than a man? The idea is that a story that doesn’t pass the test […]

Justification and Work

I read recently that the normal expectation for salaried employees is right around 55 hours. This is up from the 40 hour work week that was deemed normative in 1940 by the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, it is down from what the government found in 1890. What they found then was that labor workers […]