Just saw a preview this morning of Rob Bell’s latest book that is coming out later this month. Needless to say, I’m intrigued and looking forward to it. Here is a video that a friend shared with me with a preview of it. What do you think?? 🙂
March 2, 2011
“Love Wins” a new book by Rob Bell
About Bishop Craig Schweitzer
The Rev. Craig Schweitzer, of Bismarck, was elected as bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod on July 17, 2020, in the first-ever digital Synod Assembly. A historic event, Schweitzer is the first bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to be elected in an online assembly. Bishop Craig Schweitzer began serving the Western North Dakota Synod-ELCA on September 1, 2020. He has always seen himself as an easy-going person who seeks to daily discover anew how God is present in his life and the world in which he lives and serves. Prior to service in the Office of Bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod, Bishop Craig served at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND as Music and Worship Minister (lay staff from 2002-2010), Associate Pastor (2010-2014), and Senior Pastor (2014-2020). Beyond his service in the church, he has an eclectic background that is a diverse collection of musical, educational, and business experiences ranging from live concert production and promotion to recording studios and live performance to music education. Throughout all of his professional and personal experiences, the Apostle Paul’s words to the church in Rome have been a guiding light that has kept him grounded in whatever work God was calling him into – “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) Bishop Craig is a graduate of the University of Mary in Bismarck with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership. He also holds a certificate degree in Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. He was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament on September 16, 2010. Outside of his life as Bishop, Bishop Craig enjoys reading, all music, a little golf, a cold beverage with friends, and intentional times of quiet. And, of course, spending time with his wife Wendy and their adult twin daughters Ilia and Taegan. View all posts by Bishop Craig Schweitzer
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March 2nd, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Sounds like something I ‘d really like to see in the church library when it comes out. WOW , what a message !! Vada
March 3rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Very interesting. It made me think about some random comments I remember. Pastor G.G. would say that he didn’t have to explain all the rules. “I’m in sales, not management,” he’d say. Pastor Scott once suggested it could be that we’re all at a big airport going to the same destination, but we’re taking different flights. The readings from Matthew have made me think about how much we want to make the rules and understand the rules and keep some kind of control or security. Jesus turns the rules upside down, and reminds us that our human logic isn’t going to win the day.
March 5th, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Link to N.Y. Times article about the book!
March 5th, 2011 at 7:10 pm
Wow! I didn’t realize the stir was quite that significant. I’m even more interested in this now. 🙂