Faith and Parenting Conversation

On Saturday, February 9 from 10 am – 12 pm, join OSLC folks and friends in the conversation around parenting in faith! OSLC will welcome local pastor Justin Lind-Ayres to guide our time together. Justin recently wrote a book entitled, Is That Poop on My Arm: Parenting While Christian (Fortress Press, 2018). In it, he chronicles his adventures (and misadventures) raising children and passing on his faith to them—teaching them to be compassionate, generous, quick to forgive, and to trust in God’s promises. With stories of humor and honesty about parenting joys and sorrows, Lind-Ayres’ book provides theological perspective for people who seek to parent the children in their lives.

The time will be dedicated to sharing together and learning from one another how we seek to parent all the children in our lives in the Christian faith. Childcare will be provided, and we’ll be sure to have coffee and snacks on hand. Please plan to attend, and sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Space so we can plan accordingly.

A little bit more about Justin:

Justin Lind-Ayres is a spouse, parent of three younger children, and pastor in the Lutheran church. He has served three congregations in St. Paul, Atlanta area, and Minneapolis. He currently serves on the campus ministry staff at Augsburg University in Minneapolis and as the seminary pastor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Is That Poop on My Arm?: Parenting While Christian is his first book, and he occasionally blogs at “Bright As Crystal” ( When not parenting or pastoring, Justin enjoys time with friends and family as well as fly fishing while knee-deep in moving water.