People have been thinking about and studying God and the Bible forever. But, for a long time, only certain people’s voices were listened to, especially within Western Christianity. European men had a lot of good things to say (and some bad things!) But the voices of others were often silenced.
We’re missing out on Black voices, indigenous voices, people of color’s voices, queer voices and more. A variety of perspectives expands our ideas about who God is, who god is for, and how God acts in this world. This year we’ll highlight some of these voices once a month on the third Sunday. You can read more about it on the blog.
Pastor Kelly Chatman serves the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA and was, until recently, pastor at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, North Minneapolis and director of the Redeemer Center for Life. After retiring from Redeemer, he has started the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement, a training institute to support the work of congregations at deepening their connections to the neighborhood in which they reside. He served for five years as director for Youth Ministries for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has been a distinguished church leader in Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.