Stephen SchmidtSchmidt, a member of Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Ill., is a professor pastoral care at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago.
Articles by Stephen Schmidt:
- My first communion
The wafer sticks, I choke and learn in later years of the small death and resurrection every time I swallow the body of Christ
- Noah is his name
This Advent baby came as a sign of God's promise of life after chaos
- Between lament & praise
Searching for hope and wisdom when there is no cure
- Angels watching
While I slept between life and death, they kept vigil
- Where I find healing
We meet the final enemy face to face, score little victories and keep hope alive
- 'I'll never be well again'
Chronic illness doesn't kill the body, but it plays havoc with the soul