Matt Fitzgerald is pastor of Saint Paulâ€™s United Church of Christ in Chicago.
A pastor and a poet talk about God
"We aren't the first people to experience God as the slice and the stitches at the exact same time. The paradox is ancient. Jesus embodied it."
Texts for preaching
I read theology to understand myself and be reminded that I cannot ever hope to understand God. I get my deep meaning from reading dead Germans. Most everything else is entertainment. But it all affects my preaching.
The churchâ€™s way with death
Regular churchgoing does not make you a friend of death. But if you sit in the pews long enough, you cannot help getting acquainted.
When Hollywood came calling
According to my understanding of congregational polity, a pastor has the authority to turn down money. But not this much money.
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