What I Shared with DE/MD Lutherans

June began for me with a wonderful group of Lutherans from the Delaware-Maryland Synod. Bishop Bill Gohl is providing wise, humble, and loving leadership, evidenced by the good spirit and warm hearts of the community gathered in Baltimore County. Here are the slides I shared:

elca june 2018

I leave some speaking events carrying concern and pain that I pick up from the people gathered, but I left this event with hope and encouragement. Yes, there are people doing horrible things in the name of Christ or Christianity around our country and world, but it’s important to remember that there are thousands more working and speaking for love, justice, neighborliness, compassion, and peace … quietly, faithfully, resiliently, creatively, adaptively. May they never grow too weary and may their tribe increase!