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 2 hours 29 min 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 4 weeks 8 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...
Posted by Angela Denker 5 weeks 3 days ago
I see it on nearly every church sign, every church mailing; on the inside fold of every bulletin:All Are Welcome!Worship at 9 a.m. Sunday, All Are Welcome!Potluck Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, All Are...
Posted by Angela Denker 6 weeks 8 hours ago
I'll never forget the time I was handed a Voting Guide when I walked into church on Sunday morning.It was 2008 and I was a 23-year-old single woman, attending a large Southern Baptist congregation in...
Posted by Angela Denker 12 weeks 3 days ago
Yesterday morning at 5:30 I woke up to a disconcerting email:Suspicious Sign-In Prevented. Please check your Google activity immediately.In my half-asleep bleariness, I clicked the link and filled in...