Meet Joan, the Cross-Dressing Female Pope

Of all the scandals with which the Christian faith has been plagued, one of the most peculiar has nearly been forgotten. After all, how many people have ever heard of a female pope who posed as a man? To add to the strangstories most stories claim her secret was revealed when she went into premature … Continue reading Meet Joan, the Cross-Dressing Female Pope

The mighty fortress of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

In church this past Sunday, we sang my favorite hymn: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott by Martin Luther (1483-1546). In the English-speaking world, the hymn is better known as A Mighty Fortress is Our God. This song is often called the "the battle hymn" of the Reformation as it has been important to Lutherans … Continue reading The mighty fortress of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”