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Benjamin Dueholm
Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church, Wauconda, Illinois

Benjamin Dueholm is Pastor of Worship and Education at Messiah Lutheran Church in Wauconda, Illinois. His writing has appeared in The Christian Century and The Washington Monthly, and he co-edits the theological journal Let’s Talk.

Written by Benjamin Dueholm

Essay/
Philosophy of religion
Why pray?

Prayer occurs in many faiths. It stays recognisable despite its varied forms. It must be good for something – but what?

Benjamin Dueholm

Essay/
History of ideas
Return of the king

The ‘cosplay Caliphate’ of ISIS is a deadly fantasy, but a familiar one in the West. It feeds the same urges as Tolkien

Benjamin Dueholm

Essay/
Philosophy of religion
The host

The Communion wafer is food and symbol, relic and rite. In an age plagued by fears of disease, can it still help us connect?

Benjamin Dueholm

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