"To Drown Hell and Burn Heaven" beautifully illustrates the ability of holy language to change lives. With a lyrical voice and deeply personal reflections, Kristin Borsgard Wee challenges the reader to look beyond the text in order to allow the ancient idea of a transforming "white fire" to move us and to equip us in our faith.
For over 25 years, Kristin Borsgard Wee has taught the scriptures, and she believes that the images and ideas within language often "question our domesticated version of God." When we permit ourselves to navigate through those questions and process their truths, our hearts, minds, and spirits can then begin to mimic Jesus -- simply because we can answer his piercing question: "Who do you say I am?"
Throughout "To Drown Hell and Burn Heaven," Wee offers personal and historical insights to expand scriptural understandings of God's sovereignty, grace, and love. Wee combines a lifetime of discipleship, experience, and wisdom into the nine sermons for the middle third of the Season after Pentecost (Propers 15-23). These meditations can be used in corporate and private worship alike. Wee lets the familiar, ancient stories of Jesus call the believer into a life truly transformed by the power of the kingdom.
Kristin Borsgard Wee is currently the pastor of Nativity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Weeki Wachee, Florida. In addition to previously serving pastorates in Iowa and Minnesota, Wee has been the Director of Mentor Development at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds an M.Div. degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary. Wee is the author of "Formed By a Dream" (CSS), and the Pentecost 1 (first third) section in "Sermons on the Gospel Readings," Series III, Cycle B, titled "Do You Love Me?" (CSS).