The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor
Growing up on the North Dakota prairie, I was struck by how this show helped me see the churches all around me, including my in-laws church, in new ways. I'm grateful for North Dakota's statewide public station, Prairie Public, for producing this show. I may just have to watch it again tonight.
It reminds me of the country church my father's family attended outside Yankton, SD - Galesburg Lutheran.
It reminds me too of growing up in Minnesota, where the countryside is dotted with such churches, usually Lutheran. And usually now closed.But I didn't grow up in the countryside. Urban churches have followed the same fate as demographics shift.Few in modern society are born, live, marry and die in the same community, let alone the same one in which their ancestors and descendants likely have done and will do the same.
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