Episode #295

The Lutheran Toolkit

Guest: Ken Sundet Jones

Series: Crackers and Grape Juice

Host: Jason Micheli

February 12, 2021

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“When I started out in seminary, I thought I was going into a helping profession, a community-organizer, a therapist, an advice-giver. And then Gerhard Forde upended all that, showing me how a pastor is one who is compelled to preach the forgiveness of sins– to speak for God, killing and make alive.”

Check out his new book! Seriously, go get it.

Ken Sundet Jones, Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, loves teaching undergrads. He was born in Heidelberg, which must be why he likes Luther so much. He was shaped by the Sturgis motorcycle rally in his hometown and by summers at his grandparents’ cattle ranch. His doctoral dissertation covered 16th-century German evangelical funeral preaching. And he knows how to do knitting and Scandinavian flat-plane woodcarving.

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