NEW “PHINNEY READS” SESSION FOR SUMMER 2019

Join others PRLC members and neighborhood congregations in reading this new book by Pastor Lenny Duncan over the next month, then join us for a discussion on Weds, Aug 28th at 6:30-8:30 to dive deeper together into his message. In prep for the evening discussion, look at the study questions in the book, and think about what questions you are most compelled by or most want to discuss.

There will be several copies available at Phinney Books, across the street from the church. Mention your connection with Phinney and receive a 15% discount!

Lenny 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. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of the church.

Dear Church-  A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the Us

By Lenny Duncan            

Fortress Press, 9781506452562, 138pp.                  

Publication Date: July 2, 2019