Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

Stina is a writer from Minneapolis where she raises kids, maxes out her library card, and is usually late for church. She is the author of Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community, a spiritual memoir about interfaith marriage, monasticism, and deconversion. Connect with Stina at

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Reading Micah While the World Burns

By Stina Kielsmeier-Cook / October 17, 2022

This past summer some women from church decided to gather on Wednesday evenings to read Scripture. We rotated hosting responsibilities and, after the initial chit-chat and snack table perusal, settled into backyard lawn chairs to read a chapter aloud from the book of Micah. Yes, that Micah. The Biblical minor prophet, the “do justly, love…