The Common Good

Angela Denker

Rev. Angela Denker is a former sportswriter turned Lutheran pastor in Chicago. Denker covered the 2009 Super Bowl and was published in 2007 in Sports Illustrated. She blogs at Overwhelming Jesus.

Blog Posts by Angela Denker

Posted by Angela Denker 16 hours 53 min ago
Hand-wringing among religious folks has never been in short supply, but the doomdayers really had their day a couple of weeks ago, when the Pew Research Center confirmed what conventional...
Posted by Angela Denker 4 weeks 13 hours ago
On Monday night as I read and watched the unfolding news coverage of riots, my Facebook newsfeed bombarding me with posts both from activists and from folks who hated the rioting but didn't care...
Posted by Angela Denker 8 weeks 1 day ago
All Holy Week, I've been listening to Hozier's “Take Me to Church” — an odd sort of spiritual exercise, I suppose.At first it was the hauntingly catchy refrain: “Take Me to Church” — and after all I...
Posted by Angela Denker 23 weeks 8 hours ago
You may have never attended an "average" church, but you've certainly seen one. Older buildings, often made of dark brick, old-fashioned roofs that slope down from the center — possibly a bell...
Posted by Angela Denker 27 weeks 13 hours ago
Churches have spent millions attempting to cater to the needs of the young families in their communities."Come here! Bring your kids! We have a replica-sized Noah's Ark with real, live animals — a...