Peter W. Marty is publisher of the Century and senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.
In America, we cherish the inalienable right to have things our way.
The cross is anything but a success story. Failure and disappointment are at the heart of Christianity.
Those of us who sought to change the congregation's communion practice met with indifference. So late one Saturday I took matters into my own hands.
My friend the public defense attorney doesn't teach her clients to evade error. She helps them acknowledge it—and stop pretending.
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