CTK READS!  News from the Library 
 
 

Why has it taken so long? Lenny Duncan, a Pastor, speaker, author and sinner, has written a book, Dear Church, A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.  In this book, Lenny talks about the Lutheran church he loves, how he fell in love, how he is disappointed and how he sees hope. How the history of, the now ELCA, has been dismal when it comes to congregations and pastors of color. Ignoring them, until they just slowly fade away. Don’t get him wrong, he loves the ELCA. In fact, they took a big step this past week at the Assembly in Milwaukee, by declaring the church, a sanctuary church. Now we need to go farther. “Tears welled up in my eyes as I walked up the isle. I mean, you loved me, you really loved me. This welcome to the table was something I had never experienced before, I didn’t even know what it was.” The moment Lenny fell in love with Lutherans. This book is frank, honest and Lenny does not mince words. He gives us a history of the ELCA, it’s low times and it’s high times. He calls us to, once again, become the revolutionary church it was when Martin Luther nailed his demands to the door. It’s time! Please feel free to check out his book in the Library. Peace, Susan Hanson and the Library Team  

 
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