Liv Larson Andrews believes in the sensus lusus, or playful spirit. Liturgy, worship and faithful practice are at their best when accompanied with a wink, she says.
“We cannot hope to help dismantle the world’s oppressive brokenness if we take ourselves too seriously,” she said.
Helping her keep the playful spirit alive is Casey, her spouse, and Arlo, her toddler son.
Thankfully, she said, the good people of Salem Lutheran Church in the West Central neighborhood where she serves as pastor enjoy the call to playful faith, too. In the words of Flannery O’Connor, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd.”
Larson Andrews writes about her experience balancing parenthood and the ministry.