Note: I encourage readers to give full attention to the footnotes. I have used a reference librarian’s “due diligence” to offer relevant background information throughout this article.
My life began in a liberal 1950s Ohio preacher’s family. When I was 10, Dad moved us to Boston so he could earn a doctorate in pastoral care and counseling. In 1965, he moved us to Columbia, SC, where he had a faculty career with Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.