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 4 days 10 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 4 weeks 5 days 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 19 weeks 4 days 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 23 weeks 4 days 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 25 weeks 7 hours 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...