February 20-21

“A People for God’s Name: Believing and Belonging in Luke-Acts”

Guest Teacher: Dr. Eric D. Baretto, Associate Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an ordained Baptist minister. Study Description: Survey after survey demonstrates that ethnic diversity is only increasing in recent days and yet many of our churches remain culturally homogeneous. What might a church that invites diversity look like? We will turn to the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles to wonder together how God’s gift of diversity might take root in our lives together. Too often, our tendency has been to imagine that our faith “solves” the “problems” of diversity by making us all one, the same. In contrast, the author of Luke-Acts views our differences as a gift to be treasured not a difficulty to be overcome.