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Scharen, Chris

Chris writes, "I'm a disciple, husband, father, friend, teacher, seeker of justice and joy, abundant life for all. I teach and do research at the intersection of worship and daily discipleship. I'm on the [Holden] board as an honor and trust given to me by all who make Holden a life-transforming place, a place for seeing and living into God's Gospel foolishness which is our wisdom, our way of life. I bring gifts of long years of theological training and pastoral leadership as well as the ability to listen deeply and a holy impatience with the status quo."
Chris Scharen lives in St. Paul MN where he teaches worship and practical theology at Luther Seminary. His key interest is the relation between worship and daily life, an interest that leads him into lots of interesting questions including those he is teaching about here at Holden: politics and sexuality. He loves fly-fishing, hiking, old churches, dark beer, and is honored to serve on the Holden Board. He is married to Sonja Batalden, a Nurse-Midwife, and has two great kids, Isaiah and Grace.

Recordings

Worship and Ethics: Forming Our Faith

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

Worship and Ethics: The Hidden Language of Time

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

Worship and Ethics: The Hidden Language of Space

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

Worship and Ethics: The Hidden Language of Silence

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

Worship and Ethics: The Hidden Language of Gesture and Movement

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

Baptism and Christian Ethics: Exorcism — The Renunciation of Evil

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

Baptism and Christian Ethics: Annointing and the Community of Heaven

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 1998

A Lutheran Argument for Gay Marriage

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2005

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For": Faith and Doubt in the Music of the Irish Rock Group U2

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2005

Eucharist, August 14, 2005

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2005

Afternoon Delight? – The ELCA Sexuality Statement

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Forum – Energy Policy

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Patriotic Protest in Pop Music

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Can God Breathe Through the Saxophone? Considering the connection between Faith and the Arts

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

The Blues – The Devil's Music or Christ-Haunted Song?

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Becoming Global Citizens: Young adults speak about the difference travel and work abroad has made in their lives

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Protest and Pop Music

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Community Forum: Jubilee Economics

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Bible Study: Lament at Loud Volume U2 as Comtemporary Prophets

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

Community Forum: Sexuality and the ELCA

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2008

ELCA Sexuality Debates and the Social Statement "Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust"

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2009

ELCA Sexuality Debates and the Policy Recommendations for the 2009 Churchwide Assembly

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2009

Do Christians Like Torture More? Survey Says Yes

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2009

If the Church Is the Soul of the Nation, the Church Gets Stepped On

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2009

Communion As Practice of Resistance and Reconciliation

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2009

Pop Culture on Trial: The Trouble with Checklist Christianity

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2010

Gods Behaving Badly: Celebrity Egos and Broken Hallelujahs

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2010

Surrender to the Music

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2010

Faith in a Secular Age

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2010

Vespers July 7, 2010 (Miners and Jr Miners)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2010

"I'm Spiritual But Not Religious": Faith in a Secular Age

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2012

The Blues: Devil's music or Faithful Cries

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2012

Vespers August 13, 2012

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2012

In the Village: Prophetic Hip-Hop with Chris Scharen

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2016

Prophetic Hip-Hop: Adele with the Roots on Kazoo

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2016

Prophetic Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar and #BlackLivesMatter

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2016

Prophetic Hip-Hop: President Obama Slow-Jams the News

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2016

Calling in White Christians: Responding to Charlottesville with Chris Scharen

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

End of the White Christian America (New York, 2013)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

Little House in the Big Woods (Pepin, 1867)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

Little House in the Big Woods (Pepin, 1867) – Excerpt

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

Little House in the Suburbs (Beltsville, 1966)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

Romanus Pontifex (Rome, 1455)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

By the Shores of Silver Lake (Desmet, 1879)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

Brown is the New White (USA, 2050)

Presenter: Scharen, Chris / 2017

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