David Borger Germann
MeetDavid Borger Germann
David is a pastor, magic bean buyer, and aspiring mystic. He lives in Iowa City with his wife, two soccer-playing sons, and two budgies named Lizzy & Jane.

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How to Ash Wednesday in a Pandemic

Ash Wednesday offers us a chance for reflection and optimism for new life after suffering. In a pandemic, this lesson is as valuable as ever.

David Borger Germann
February 17, 2021
Lifestyle
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All I Want for Christmas is Economic Justice

How can the holiday spirit bring us peace, joy, and prosperity? Let’s first understand who deserves to prosper. Mariah and Mary show us the way.

David Borger Germann
December 8, 2020
Politics
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Election Pastoral: The Arc of the Universe is Long

The optimistic promise of Dr. Martin Luther King is only half right. With the end of the election just around the corner, we still have work to do.

David Borger Germann
November 2, 2020
Politics
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Aldi vs. The Buffet: An {All-You-Can-Eat} Analogy for COVID-19 Response

What’s more reasonable? Gorging at an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet in the heart of COVID country, or shopping at Aldi. The answer is obvious.

David Borger Germann
September 16, 2020
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A Failed State: Why Iowa is No. 1 In Failed Pandemic Response

With no national strategy for facing COVID-19, states have implemented their own. For Iowa, that means a complete failure in pandemic response. Here’s why.

David Borger Germann
August 12, 2020
Politics, Science
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Should Humans Colonize Space? A Multiple Choice Test

Sorry to report, but one day, life on Earth will end. So, should humans explore and colonize space as a back-up plan? Or should we go down with the ship?

David Borger Germann
April 22, 2019
Science
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Why Am I As Terrified of Momo As My Kids?

Across the country, thousands of kids and parents have been reeling at the so-called Momo Challenge. It’s not just her haunting face that’s scary.

David Borger Germann
March 12, 2019
Pop Culture
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