Occasionally, I use this space to write about my faith. I am a Christian, and my faith is a core piece of my identity. I am a Lutheran, and my wife and I are members of an amazing little church in Western North Carolina. Our congregation is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a protestant denomination that embodies a spirit of service and inclusion. As you will be able to tell from the essays below, my faith informs my political and social views.