Archive for 2017

Why, Gustavus? Why?

  * The following text is taken from a homily given in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), on March 14, 2017. Please note that the below manuscript was written with the intention to be heard, not read, thus the various grammatical choices were made with an emphasis on the ear, […]

Choosing a College for a Common Good

This article was first published on the Huffington Post, and can be found at the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-e-konkol/choosing-a-college-for-a-_b_11295676.html? — Before asking “where” or even “how much will it cost”, perhaps it is most worthwhile to first consider “why” when choosing a college. Why college? For starters, one should challenge the common assumption that campuses are mere […]

Jesus was a Refugee. Jesus is a Refugee.

* The following text is taken from a homily given in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), on February 7, 2017. Please note that the below manuscript was written with the intention to be heard, not read, thus the various grammatical choices were made with an emphasis on the ear, not […]

The Protest of Protestants is Justified

This article was first published on the Huffington Post on February 2, 2017, and can be found at the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-e-konkol/the-protest-of-protestant_b_14577018.html Nearly five-hundred years after Martin Luther awakened Protestantism with ninety-five theses, once again some are seeking to justify an influential truth: to be Protestant is to protest. The resistance of injustice as a response […]