I have a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ, a love for the people of God, and an ache for the brokenness of the world, declares Mark S. Hanson, newly elected presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Here he sets forth his vision for the church—a church faithful to the Scriptures and its tradition, yet changing to meet the new challenges of our diverse, fragmented world.
Bishop Hanson issues an urgent call to mission marked by witnessing, worshiping, engaging, equipping, inviting, connecting, changing, and praying.
The book invites congregations, pastors, and lay leaders into a "holy conversation" to envision the future of the church and its mission.
Faithful yet Changing
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
The Church in Challenging Times
Mind, Body & Spirit