BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” [Mark 1:15] I just spent a week in Detroit with 30,000 of the most energetic young people I have ever known. This was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) national Youth Gathering, held every threeContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE”

REFRAMING OUR THINKING

“Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” [Acts 10:47] Several years ago, church historian Justo González wrote a commentary on the book of Acts entitled Acts, the Gospel of the Spirit. It was written from an obvious Latino perspective, emphasizing the social, spiritual,Continue reading “REFRAMING OUR THINKING”