My name is Mary Moerbe—Moerbe rhymes with Furby. I am an LCMS deaconess, a theologically-trained mercy worker and educator, but mostly I am at home with six kiddos, homeschooling and doing random projects. Projects answering questions like, “Where are the free Lutheran resources?!”
I really delight in seeing what Bible-believing Lutherans are doing and creating around the world. I’m happy to help raise awareness and promote their books, shops, resources, etc. Meanwhile, I think my special niche may be in encouraging writers and simply trying to live a life with the hope and comfort of Christ.
If I were to describe some of my favorite emphases of theology, they’d be theology of the cross and vocation. Mostly because they demonstrate so clearly that theology is part of everyday life. Thanks be to God that He and His Word are omnipresent!
Here’s me before six children, posed by a seminary photographer, ha ha:
Here is a more recent picture, nice and vaguely blurry:
Here’s my most recent from my deaconess installation at Trinity Lutheran Church, Blackwell!
First: Writers, and Christians in general, are not in competition with each other. There are plenty of opportunities for all of us!
Second: Writing can be a true and loving service, not just an exercise in self-gratification.
Third: Writing is a great exercise and discipline for just about every vocation!!
Fourth: Writing, by its nature and dependency upon words, pays homage to Him who crafts and gave language to us in the first place. And, those who believe in the Word of God as a means of grace are uniquely suited to see how writing can be shaped and reflective of the very Word-made-Flesh, Jesus Christ.
Generally I’m happy to announce new releases by Lutheran authors. I also accept guest posts and interviews. If you’re a Lutheran author, you can also introduce yourself and your work on my blog.
Have I mentioned that a belief in original sin, to me, implies no perfect writers and no necessary judgment on blogging or commenting typos, misspellings, grammatical errors, etc.? 😉
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