Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is associate pastor at Tokyo Lutheran Church and co-host with Paul R. Hinlicky of the podcast Queen of the Sciences: Conversations between a Theologian and Her Dad.

Inevitably, in the course of a pastoral career, one encounters that person—the spouse of an active member, or an avid golfer—who claims not to need to attend weekly services because “I can worship God in nature.” Possible comebacks range from mild to sarcastic, but they rarely make any impression. A better question is whether the assertion is correct.
December 28, 2004