Thursday, September 26, 2013

Latest Living Lutheran Blog: Here I Stand... Humbly

“Here I stand …,” declared the Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin during his installation at California Lutheran University, an ELCA university in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he became the first American Indian and first openly gay synod bishop in the ELCA.
His words brought a slight chuckle from the crowd of almost a thousand, who heard the words as a sign that despite his fancy new clothes and firm place in Lutheran history, Guy would continue to be a bookish, Lutheran history scholar with a kind face and pastoral heart that was much bigger than the response to his joke.

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