In Case You Wondered What Mollie Does for a Living

We here at BJS are grateful to God for the accomplished writers who blog for us, Pastor Wilken, Pastor Preus and Mollie.

Mollie is a professional writer whose resume includes several articles published in the Houses of Worship column in the Wall Street Journal.  In yesterday’s  Journal she writes about  which religious groups are most likely to believe in Bigfoot and other silly things. The results might surprise you.

Some of her more memorable past columns in the Wall Street Journal include her commentary on the cancellation of Issues, Etc. which elicited a response from President Kieschnick.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.

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In Case You Wondered What Mollie Does for a Living — 5 Comments

  1. Anecdotally, I can attest to Mollie’s thesis.
    My family of avowed atheists is nonetheless convinced that animals possess either special knowledge or special wisdom that human rationality has filtered out, through the evolutionary process, which in itself was accomplished only through eons of favorable weather conditions.
    In fact, these rational people wonder if a form of de-evolution isn’t necessary, and isn’t being brought about for our benefit, through global warming and the depletion of our energy resources. Seems, they think, our use of artificial energy has contributed to a false sense of human-ness–humans as separate from animals–and that the loss of this crutch on which civilization and all human rationality lean is a necessary corrective to too much reason.
    Reason, you see, is just the result of too much time on our hands, and the result of reason is too much artificial space between us and the Animal Kingdom.
    Something about the wisdom of wolves and polar bears and large oldgrowth trees. And ice, I guess.
    Er…something.
    I think I’ll spend Thanksgiving dinner at home this year. Alone…

  2. I’m an undergrad and have been trying to keep up with Issues Etc. since last year when I first heard about it. Going to a liberal university has made me realize how important it is to have Christian resources like Issues Etc. that students can relate to. I like the show because it takes on a plethora of issues and critically examines them. I also love learning about Lutheranism. I grew up in the Lutheran church and went to Lutheran schools, but this show has been one of the most educational resources of my life in regards to Lutheranism.

  3. Like Susan R I too have seen this paradox in action. I know a self avowed atheist who at the same time believes that David Copperfield is Christ come back a second time, but not going around telling everyone so he doesn’t get killed again. What? He also believes that while there is no God there is a single cell amoeba which controls the random chaos of the universe. Huh??? I don’t even know where he gets this junk but he believes it ardently. When you won’t believe in the Truth, you’ll make up anything just to believe in something I guess.
    In Christ
    Jenn at Bull Run

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