“Captain Thin” – a title stemming from an old high school nickname – is the personal weblog of Mathew Adam Block. It is his sincere hope that whatever else you might find thin about him, you would agree that the content of his writing is much more stout. If you would like to contact the author, drop him a note at: .

Writing: Mathew Block is editor of The Canadian Lutheran magazine and Manager of Communications for Lutheran Church Canada. As of 2013, he is also Editor for the International Lutheran Council, a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies. He is also a regular blogger for First Things in their “First Thoughts” column. In addition to those publications, his work has appeared in print and online with such publications as the National Post‘s religion blog “Holy Post,” The Luther Story magazine, and Converge Magazine. [Links to some of his work appear here.]

Education: Mathew holds two degrees from the University of Regina: a B.A. (Hons) English with a minor in Classical Studies; and a B.A. (Hons) Linguistics. His English thesis – “’Such Concord and Agrement’: The Book of Homilies (1547) as Instrument for English Unity” – discusses the literary and theological structure of the important 16th century Reformation text Certayne Sermons, or Homelies (better known today as the first Book of Homilies, a foundational text of the Church of England). His Linguistics thesis – “Tense, Aspect, and Mode in the Buffalo River Dialect of Dëne Sųłiné” – is a descriptive analysis of verbal morphology in a Canadian minority First Nations language.

Disclaimer: It is important to note here that all opinions expressed on this website are purely personal and do not represent the official position of Lutheran Church Canada or any other entity with which Mathew may be affiliated. Guest posts are similarly the personal opinions of the writers, and may or may not reflect Mathew’s own opinions. This is a place for working out the relationship between faith and culture. As such, the thought process behind any given post is often a work in progress.

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