Garrick Beckett, Editor-in-Chief
Rev. Garrick Sinclair Beckett is the founder of The Lutheran Column. Everyone knows Rev. Beckett as Pastor Ricky. He is a graduate from Concordia Seminary, having earned his M.Div. and theological diploma from the institution. Before seminary, Pastor Ricky served active duty in the U.S. Army for 3 years as a professional saxophonist in the Army Bands. After the Army, he attended Concordia University-Ann Arbor and graduated magna cum laude in the Pre-Seminary programme with a major in Christian Thought and a minor in Theological Languages. He currently serves as Associate Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan as well as the campus pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Chapel located on the Central Michigan University campus. When he’s not studying, writing, or fulfilling his pastoral duties, Pastor Ricky enjoys spending time with his wife, Emilia, and doing photography, reading, and playing video games. Some of his favourite video games include Destiny, The Elder Scrolls Online, Halo, Borderlands, Pokémon, Dragon Age, The Division, and Mass Effect.
Madelyn Rose, Author
Rose is a Christian and wife first, apologist and writer second. Her alma mater is Concordia University-Ann Arbor, graduating with a Bachelors in English and a minor in Art. Rose loves to do research, however, within the fields of history, the sciences, literature, art, and Scriptural studies. If she is not writing, Rose is taking care of her husband, reading, playing music, or painting some new landscape. If housewife counts as a career, she could ask for nothing better to pursue in life as a Christian woman. Besides writing various research papers and posts for multiple blogs, Rose has written and is currently working on a collection of short stories, most of which hold a greater, allegorical message for current or personal events. Her prize project, though, is her book that discusses the Table of Nations (Genesis 10), its relation to the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2), and the connection of all people both genetically and spiritually (Acts 17:26, Ephesians 3:6). Her goal in life, together with serving her family, is to live a life worthy of her calling in Christ by using her gifts to the glory of God.