In this episode of FāVS Forward we talk with Rev. Liv Larson Andrews of Salem Lutheran Church.
Is the church the people, or the building? Yes to both, she says. That’s the “beautiful tension” referenced as the title of this episode. She talks about how Salem is adapting to worship and service during the pandemic, noting it’s a “marathon, not a sprint.”
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Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.