I am Paul Nuechterlein, a parish pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Portage, MI (Kalamazoo). For those who don't know me, I've been active with the larger Girardian community -- the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R) -- for more than 20 years, and with Theology & Peace since the beginning. In the late 90's I began developing lectionary pages around Girard's anthropology, which in 2001 became the website "Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary."
I was elected to the Theology & Peace Board in 2012, and last Fall was appointed by the Board to serve as Interim Contributing Theologian (succeeding Tony Bartlett until the Board finds a permanent replacement). One of my duties is to make regular contributions to this blog. Tony graced us with wonderful essays. I'm going to approach it a bit differently. Since I already write on a regular basis for my website, I will occasionally share brief portions from my website along with a link to the longer reflections.
It is an honor to serve you as Contributing Theologian. Grace and peace to all as we begin 2014!