Brian Hiortdahl

Brian Hiortdahl is pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Chicago. 

I had just arrived in a new parish when a member told me how, in a horrific flash of fewer than two years, her husband died, her son was incarcerated for drug possession and her daughter committed suicide. The woman was disconsolate, drowning in grief and despairing of her empty, painful future. That's when her pastor dared to say something so bold, so outrageous, that she never forgot it.
June 21, 2011