The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Quote: Lisa Nichols Hickman

"Confession, at its core, is about connection. But often, in Protestant worship, confession is more about disconnection. We join in the unison prayers with all the mumbled enthusiasm of Charlie Brown's teacher, letting our lips move while disengaged in heart and mind."

Lisa Nichols Hickman, pastor of New Wilmington [Pa.] Presbyterian Church, writing on the Call and Response blog of Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C., about the need for a Protestant iPhone confession app.


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