It’s easy to be a lifelong Lutheran in North America and believe that all Lutherans across the globe have the same basic worship style, temperament and customs that we do. But our typical European-derived model of Lutheranism is just one way to be church. That’s why the ELCA companion-synod program is so important. By bringing us into contact with Lutherans of different cultures, we can deepen our own understanding of faith.

Download a free study guide for the article “God’s church in two places,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s April 2019 print issue. The guide includes four pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.


Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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