I am a white, cishet male, 30something Lutheran (ELCA) pastor currently serving in a very part-time capacity at a small congregation. I’m married with a small child; we live in the countryside of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region. My passion for engaging with scripture responsibly, using the intellectual tools God gives us with minimal preconceptions about what the Bible “has to mean,” is driving me to work with some of the most ignored (at least by mainline Protestants) texts in the scriptural canon – the Wisdom Literature. My goal in keeping this blog is to encourage YOU, dear reader, to find new ways of engaging with these ancient texts in our contemporary context. That dance between text and context, and the way it transforms us, is the Holy Spirit’s work; I’m just trying to help lay down a groove.