Lutherans across the globe can look with honor and pride at our German roots, as well as how our faith practices and beliefs developed along with other European/Western theological traditions. But, just as the earliest followers of Jesus heard and understood people from other lands speaking about their faith on Pentecost day, now is the time for the world’s Lutherans to hear and understand the perspectives of all our siblings, especially those who are not of European descent and those who have new ideas. This may challenge us, but it might also open ways for the Spirit to work more intensely in our midst.

Download a study guide for “A season of listening,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s May 2021 issue. The free pdf includes three 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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