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Evangelical Lutheran Church : The Whitest denomination | Worship


Last updated 10/14/2020 at 11:28am

It’s true. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the least racially diverse in the United States. I am humbled and troubled by that.

Lenny Duncan has written, “Dear Church, a Love Letter from a Black Preacher.” Ordained in the ELCA, he tells us an inconvenient truth about the denomination we share.

He celebrates his fellow Lutherans and explains his life-changing experiences in church as a young adult. He recalls hearing of the unconditional love of Jesus for the first time in a Lutheran pew. He remembers Holy Communion described as, “... this is Jesus’ table; he made no r...

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