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We will be reading and discussing Dear Church by Pastor Lenny Duncan.


Pastor Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest
denomination in the united states: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work--drawing a direct line between the church's lack of diversity and the church's lack of vitality. Rhe problems the ELCA faces are theological, not sociological. But so are the answers.