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Exterior shutters of The Garden of Earthly Delights,Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1500.

Faulty assumptions

Carlyle Marney taught me that All Saints Day is a time to remember, give thanks and wave to one’s “balcony people,” those individuals now gone who’ve had a lasting impact on one’s life. This year I’m particularly grateful for Joseph Sittler. I recently spoke at a symposium on Sittler’s theology which was sponsored by the Joseph Sittler Archives committee. The archives are housed at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where Sittler taught for 14 years after his retirement from the faculty of the University of Chicago Divinity School.


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