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

Sister Catherine Thomas of the Dominican Sisters of Mary prays in the convents chapel. USA. Ann Arbor, MI. 2011. Photo by Peter van Agtmael/Magnum
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

The Battle of Karbala by Abbas Al-Musavi. Late 19th - early 20th C. Brooklyn Musuem. Photo by Corbis
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

'This is the body of Christ'. Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP/PA
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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